Veerathai Santiprabhob: Confidence in connectivity of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

Speech by Dr Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, at the Euromoney Conferences "The Greater Mekong Investment Forum", Bangkok, 1 June 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
29 June 2017

Excellencies, Distinguished Speakers,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

A very good morning to you all.

Let me first thank Mr. Tony Shale, the CEO of Euromoney Asia, for organizing this conference and inviting me to join you once again this year. It is always a great pleasure to speak at the GMS Investment Forum. Let me also extend a warm welcome to those of you who travelled from abroad.

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Ladies and gentlemen,

Established way back in 1992, the GMS marks a quarter of a century milestone this year. To me, the GMS today is like a promising 25-year-old graduate from a prestigious university, full of energy and potential, on her way to making a mark in her career. The GMS is a dynamic region, linked by the richness of the great Mekong river, with abundant endowments and opportunities awaiting to be further explored.