During 16-17 May 2018, Thailand and the EU launched a new Thailand-EU Labour Dialogue and held its first meeting, co-chaired by Permanent Secretary of Labour of Thailand, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, and Director-General of Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, Mr. Joost Korte. The meeting was kicked off by a welcoming dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. Manasvi Srisodapol, Ambassador of Thailand to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of Mission of Thailand to the EU. In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Srisodapol welcomed the close cooperation between Thailand and the EU that has now been elevated to a new level. The meeting was held in the spirit of partnership and helped to promote cooperation, exchange of best practices, and mutual understanding in the joint pursuit of sustainable development goals.