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Apiradi: Russia keen on EEC investment

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The Industry Ministry presents EEC projects for Japanese investors at U-tapao airport in Rayong province. Russia is also interested in investment there. PORNPROM SATRABHAYA

Russia has expressed its interest to invest in Thailand's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) as well as suggested that Thailand could benefit from a closer cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said the Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Alexey Gruzdev, talked about Russian firms looking for opportunities to expand their business or start investing in Thailand, when they met at the Asean Economic Ministers meeting (AEM) last week in the Philippines.

"We had a chance to have a bilateral talk and Mr Gruzdev mentioned that Russian companies want to invest in the EEC," said Ms Apiradi.

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