Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the opening ceremony of “Thailand: Kitchen to the World” during her visit to Sydney, Australia, while hoping to promote Thailand as a global food reserve for the future.
At the launch of “Thailand: Kitchen to the World” in Sydney, Australia, the Thai premier stated that Thai food is one of the country’s world-renowned products and is also one of the top 5 favourites of the Australian people. As an important food producer and rice exporter of the world, Thailand generates a revenue of over 20 billion dollars a year from food export alone. Australia imports over 1.10 billion dollars of rice from Thailand each year, while Thailand is the fifth largest exporter of food products to Australia.
Ms. Yingluck explained that “Thailand: Kitchen to the World” will not only serve to advertise Thai food products to the world, but will also raise global awareness on the issue of food security. The PM stressed on enhancing the quality of food and food products to meet international safety standards while still maintaining a competitive price in the market.
The PM also reiterated that the event will expand Thailand’s agriculture and food sectors while adding more value to agricultural products with high technology in production. Meanwhile, Thai entrepreneurs will benefit from overseas investment promotions while the establishment of a Thai restaurant network abroad will be facilitated. Additionally, regional and international cooperation will be boosted under such frameworks as the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Aimed at promoting and supporting the Thai food industry overseas, “Thailand: Kitchen to the World” is held as part of the Thai Food Week at Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia. The event is participated by Thai restaurants in Sydney, Thai food product importers and Thai business entrepreneurs.
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