The 25th Annual conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) opened yesterday at the Narai Hotel, Bangkok.
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Background: The 25th Annual conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) opened yesterday at the Narai Hotel, Bangkok. It was attended by a record number of delegations - among them many Cabinet Ministers and senior ambassadors from most of the 35 member and associate member states of ECAFE.
The opening address was made by the Chairman of the National Executive Council of Thailand, Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn. He paid tribute to past achievements but urged still faster economic development for the region. He warned of a still widening gap between rich and poor nations. Marshal Thanom pledged Thailand's assistance in wiping out social inequalities in the region.