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Two events marked AFD’s investment and involvement in Thailand recently: the signing of an accord with Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), and TICA’s contribution to a regional healthcare project in Southeast Asia, funded by AFD. 

During the commemoration of the 333rd anniversary of the first embassy of the Kingdom of Siam in France, AFD and TICA signed a memorandum of cooperation, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Thailand, Jacques Lapouge, and the Director General of the Department of European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sasiwat Wongsinsawat.

The goal is to strengthen their partnership in key sectors of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) including climate issues, energy, and the protection of biodiversity.

“Strengthening our ties with TICA through practical measures in the framework of triangular cooperation should allow us to develop activities in Thailand, Southeast Asia as well as in Africa,” said Yazid Bensaïd, AFD’s Regional Director in Southeast Asia.

First collaborative project in healthcare

TICA also formalized its contribution to the regional project “Ecomore II”, which seeks to combat the emergence of dengue fever and leptospirosis in Southeast Asia by raising awareness of these diseases. 
AFD supports this project led by Institut Pasteur.