Thailand at forefront of movement to build a 21st century network of land, sea and air routes to strengthen Asia.
The Silk Road was a centuries-old network of linked trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa.
Thailand has been in the forefront of efforts to create new and better trade routes, proposing a concept paper on enhanced regional connectivity through the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) meetings held recently in Kuwait, reports the 'Bangkok Post'.
In its proposal to the ACD meeting, the Thai government stressed that increased connectivity among member countries would not only bring them closer together physically, but also would help to facilitate trade, investment, tourism and better understanding among the people of the region.
ACD ministers are expected to review the proposal in detail at their next meeting in Tajikistan.