development and shared benefits, only by this principle can relevant parties reach a consensus and jointly develop any major project and benefit from it accordingly,” he said, adding that the principle is very practical.
Surasit also described the BRI as a fruit of Eastern Civilization, which emphasizes “virtue” and conveys China’s experience of dealing with poverty, social disparity and education to the other countries.
For Thailand’s case, Surasit said the BRI is supprotive and compatible to the Sufficiency Economy initiated by the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and 20-year National Strategy.
The BRI looks to promote new aspects of development in transport, economic, trade and investment areas for participating countries. Since Thailand has implemented the Sufficiency Economy, the Belt and Road Initiative has come along in support of it over the last five years, Gen. Surasit told Xinhua.
He added that BRI has also offered to support and share development projects toward regional connectivity and people-to-people connectivity which will be compatible with Thailand’s 20-year National Strategy put forward by current Thai government. (Xinhua)