Thailand has opened schools teaching the different languages of the Southeast Asian countries in preparation for the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community by the end of the year. Thai government is hoping to employ up 4,000 Filipinos who can teach English in Thailand.
The Prime Minister of Thailand and President Aquino have the same opinion to advance the partnership and prosperity between the Philippines and Thailand that would cited the economic and political stability of the two nations and their mutual desire to promote peace and security in the West Philippine Sea. The agreement would also cover up areas such as trade and investment, tourism, education, technical and agricultural cooperation, energy and the strengthening of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN).
Both leaders recognize the importance of education in developing the abilities and competencies of both Filipino and Thai teachers. In 2014, Thailand became the Philippines’ eighth largest trading partner and bilateral trade between two countries which makes the Thai leader focused on trade and investments, security and strengthening of people-to-people ties.
The Thai Prime Minister building up also a good relationship between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Royal Thai Army to toughen the defense and security cooperation for the welfare of both countries.