ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


Russia-Thailand Business Forum

Russia-Thailand Business Forum


On July 22nd, 2020 the Russia-Thailand Business Council organized an online Russia-Thailand Business Forum. The ASEAN Centre’s Senior Expert Dr. Ekatreina Koldunova participated in the event.

This year the forum aimed at discussing joint efforts to renew and enhance Russia-Thailand cooperation in the sphere of trade, economy and investments. Ambassador of Thailand to Russia H.E. Thanatip Upatising and Ambassador of Russia to Thailand H.E. Evgeny Tomikhin welcomed the participants. The representatives of the Russia-Thailand Business Forum, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Russia-ASEAN Business Council and the Eurasian Economic Commission also delivered welcoming remarks to the audience.

The participants discussed a number of issues faced by Russia and Thailand today in the economic sphere caused by various negative factors. One of the central topics was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the bilateral relations. Major priorities are to find new solutions for recovering business, rebuilding supply chains, resuming tourism activity and to define new potential areas of growth (robotics, finance, digital economy, e-commerce, new technologies in the agriculture sphere, logistics, smart cities, pharmacy).