Thailand to host ACD forum in April

The Asian Co-operation Dialogue (ACD) forum will take place in Bangkok from 30 April-1 May.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra wanted the 28-nation forum to focus on the benefits of maximising member countries' international currency reserves, according to Finance Minister Thanong Bidaya.

The key objective of the ACD exercise will be to ensure member-states concentrate on economic stability to avoid a recurrence of the 1997 financial crisis, said Dr Thanong.

The Bangkok forum is also expected to