Developing of several technologies and knowledge exchange among scholars and professionals from Thailand and Latin America, especially in the areas of fisheries, tourism, hospitality, poverty reduction, the collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking and Thai Studies Program.
At the regional level, Thailand has strengthened the ties of cooperation with Latin America through Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and the Organization of American States (OAS) , getting further strengthen its relations with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Thailandal so seeks to improve interregional cooperation with members of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).
Other areas of cooperation that would be worth exploring include not only trade, also air and sea transport, reforestation programs, alternative and renewable energy, hydroelectric energy production and fisheries, among others.
Thailand has also signed several agreements with many Latin American countries, ranging from economic and trade agreements to investment protection, the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in the field of science. Cultural cooperation has expanded contacts and has developed a critical role in promoting Thai culture inLatin America.
Because of the big distances between the two regions, only a small portion of Thai people live and work inLatin America. Currently there are about 300 Thais living in Latin America, mainly in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. On the other hand, are increasingly numerous Latin Americans visiting Thailand. In 2008 there were 57570 visitors, including tourists from Latin America. Although the number of Thais who visit Latin America is still limited, Latin America lies a great potential: with its rich cultural heritage and unspoiled nature, presents itself as the perfect destination for a growing number of Thais in search of new destinations.
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