Prime Minister Prayut meets with Huawei’s CEO to promote cooperation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, top right, attends a video conference with the leadership of Huawei Technologies Co., including its founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, left, Thursday.  (Government House photo)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, top right, attends a video conference with the leadership of Huawei Technologies Co., including its founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, left, Thursday. (Government House photo)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said his productive video conference with the founder of Huawei Technologies Co. will lead to close collaboration in many areas, including digital transformation and talent development.

The prime minister wrote on Thursday on his Facebook account that he had a video conference with Huawei’s management and was “very pleased to tell people that the discussion was very good and opened up opportunities for cooperation in many areas to support the government’s work and the private sector. in Thailand. “

At the video conference, the Prime Minister spoke with Huawei Technologies founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei.

According to Gen Prayut, topics of discussion included the use of digital technology in medicine, education, trade, services, tourism, finance, agriculture and industry.

Both sides also discussed the development of cloud platforms for all parties to use big data. This will require long-term and continuous investment.

The conference also covered the development of digital staff, innovators and startups as well as smart ports and airports that would use 5G technology and artificial intelligence, the prime minister wrote.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the prime minister also thanked Huawei Technologies for donating face masks and providing technological support to help the government cope with Covid-19.

He ordered government agencies to discuss possible collaborative projects with Huawei, the spokesman said.

Thanakorn quoted Ren as saying that Huawei Technologies had successfully used 5G technology and artificial intelligence to help develop many areas in China. He believed that the discussion on Thursday would lead to technological solutions for the development of Thailand.

Ren also said that Huawei Technologies has set up the Huawei ASEAN Academy in the Eastern Economic Corridor and has already completed training courses for more than 40,000 people there, according to a government spokesman.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and Huawei Technologies founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei during their video conference on Thursday. (Photo included)

A subsequent statement from Huawei Technologies quoted Ren as saying that Huawei and Thailand have been working together to build a strong digital infrastructure base for many years.

“We look forward to further accelerating the integration of digital technologies into Thailand’s key industries, particularly in the field of port and airport capabilities,” the CEO said.

“We strongly believe in Thailand’s successful digital transformation and talent development. Our local team will continue to work closely with Thai customers and partners to serve the country’s social and economic development with technological solutions.”

Ren also mentioned the company’s Smart Port and Smart Airport Solutions, which developed safe, efficient and intelligent ports and airports in China.

Huawei entered Thailand in 1999 and now has over 2,800 employees, 86% of whom are Thai.

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