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Dr. Suphat Champatong

Secretary-General

Office of the Higher Education Commission

Tel: 66 2 610 5465

Fax: 66 2 354 5570

 

Ms. Phasporn Sangasubana

Deputy Director-General

Department of ASEAN Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tel: 66 2 203 5000 ext. 14303

Fax: 66 2 643 5226

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Mr. Mongkol Visitstump

Director

Department of ASEAN Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tel: 66 2 203 5000 ext. 14340

Fax: 66 2 643 5226

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Ms. Patreya Wattanasin

First Secretary

Department of ASEAN Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tel: 66 2 203 5000 ext. 14344

Fax: 66 2 643 5226

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Ms. Supamas Yunyasit

Department of ASEAN Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Fax: 66 2 643 5226

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Ms. Chadarat Singhadechakul

Director,

Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy,

Office of the Higher Education Commission

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Ms. Lakhana Dockiao

Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy

Office of the Higher Education Commission

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Mr. Somkiat Kamolpun

Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy

Office of the Higher Education Commission

Tel: 66 2 610 5465

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni

Executive Director

ASEAN University Network

Tel: 66 2 215 3640 ext. 111

Fax: 66 2 216 8808

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Ms. Naparat Phirawattanakul

Senior Programme Officer

ASEAN University Network  Secretariat

Tel: 66 2 215 3640 ext. 106

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Ms. Wilasinee Sittisomboon

Programme Officer

ASEAN University Network  Secretariat

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Network of East Asian Think-Tanks

     
Officially recognized at the “10+3" summit meeting, Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) is a mechanism for research and academic exchange, and a platform for the second-track diplomacy in the regional cooperation among “10+3" countries in East Asia. It aims at integrating the research resources in East Asia, promoting the academic exchanges and providing intellectual support for East Asian cooperation. To be more specific, by establishing a network among East Asian think-tanks, governments and enterprises and promoting the interaction of these three circles, it intends to study the key issues related to East Asian cooperation, work out strategic ideas and concrete policy suggestions for the regional integration and submit research reports to the “10+3" summit meeting.
 
In 2002, East Asian Studies Group (EASG), the second-track in the mechanism of East Asian cooperation, suggested 17 short-term measures to be taken for closer cooperation among East Asian nations, among which was establishing “Network of East Asian Think-tanks" (NEAT) within the framework of “10+3" regional cooperation. The suggestion was adopted at the informal meeting of “10+3"leaders held in Phnom PenhCambodia in September 2002.
 
The activities of NEAT fall into the following categories: 1) Hold annual conferences of NEAT members to promote exchanges among East Asian think tanks and submit an annual work report to the informal meeting of “10+3" leaders on the basis of the research of the key issues in East Asian integration process; 2) Set up a website of NEAT, bridging the governments with the academic circles, promoting the academic exchanges among scholars about East Asia, and educating the masses in the region; 3) Hold irregular international seminars on East Asian cooperation so as to facilitate the theoretic research on the integration and community building of East Asia and help to shape the theoretic framework, strategies and specific policies conducive to the regional cooperation in East Asia. 4) Cooperate in the research of the key issues in regional cooperation and figure out the solutions.
 
The founding as well as the first annual conference of NEAT was held in Beijing from September 29 to 30, 2003. There were delegates from the think tanks of all the member states at the conference. The three topics discussed were “Towards East Asian Cooperation", Important Steps Leading to East Asian Cooperation" and “Key Areas in East Asia Cooperation". The conference report was not only published, but also distributed at the “10+3" leaders meeting in 2003.