On 29 March 2019, H.E. Mr. Manasvi Srisodapol, Ambassador of Thailand to Belgium Luxembourg and the EU, paid a courtesy call on Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr. João Aguiar Machado, at the European Commission office in Brussels. On this occasion, the Ambassador of Thailand expressed his appreciation to the EU, especially DG MARE, for announcing the Council decision to lift the yellow card for Thailand in recognition of the substantive progress Thailand has made in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing since 2015. Both sides also discussed the planned visit of DG Machado to Thailand to deliver the keynote address at the ASEAN meeting on Combatting IUU Fishing in Partnership with the EU during which the ASEAN IUU Task Force and Thailand-EU Working Group will be discussed. The establishment of Thailand-EU Working Group and the development of ASEAN General Fisheries Policy are some of the goals set by Thailand in its capacity as ASEAN Chair this year.