EU and Thailand cap turbulent decade with a partnership agreement
06 September 2022 | 5:21 am
The deal serves the EU's ambitions to increase its influence in Southeast Asia, as Thailand seeks out diverse trade links. The deal was delayed by almost a decade in the wake of a military coup.
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