Yingluck made the remarks while opening a seminar on the future of the Thai economy in the Asean Community at the Government Complex on the outskirts of Bangkok this morning.
"Global economic conditions in the last 4 to 5 years have impacted the country and I urge everyone to join forces in expanding trade and businesses and use mechanisms of the AC to boost competitiveness," she said.
Yingluck said her government will assist by speeding up development of transport networks and connectivity with neighbouring countries, supporting Thai products and services and reforming education and bureaucracy.
Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan said he believes the AC would help boost national economic growth considerably. – Bernama, October 28, 2013.