[Bangkok, Thailand, November 17, 2017] Today, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong met with Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping in Bangkok. They exchanged views on how Thailand and Huawei can more effectively band together in the cloud and big data sectors and talent development to enable digital transformation of the Thai government and promote the Thailand 4.0 strategy.
Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong complimented Huawei’s development and spoke highly of Huawei’s contribution to the country. He mentioned that over the last few years, Huawei has built out its Southeast Asia regional headquarters and OpenLab Bangkok in Thailand. Huawei has also been investing more heavily in the region, and stepping up efforts to develop talent locally. Thus far the results have been positive, and Thailand has witnessed a strong boost in the development of its ICT sector.
“As an old friend of Thailand, Huawei has been working closely with Thailand. ICTs will help push forward digital economy benefiting all people in Thailand. We hope Huawei can continuously invest in Thailand to achieve Thailand 4.0,” said Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong.
At their meeting, Guo Ping expressed gratitude to Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong for his recognition of Huawei’s contribution and active involvement in the ongoing development of Thailand’s ICT industry. Guo noted that, Huawei believes that human beings will evolve into a smart society in the future featuring “all things sensing, all things connected, and all things intelligent”.
“As a responsible business with steady operations, Huawei is committed to long-term development in Thailand and ready to make our due contributions to the digitalization of Thailand. Huawei will continue to work closely with Thailand, bringing our best practices and experience around the world, and joining hands with local industries for win-win cooperation to build a prosperous ecosystem and to push forward digital economy development in Thailand. Best wishes to successful progression of the Thailand 4.0 strategy,” said Guo Ping.
After the meeting, Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding with the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, outlining further cooperation on cloud, big data and ICT talent development.
Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, attended the meeting and the MoU signing ceremony as well.