At the ASEAN Smart Cities Network Roundtable Meeting in Bangkok in June, Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj called for more public-private partnerships and said his country plans to attract non-ASEAN countries for partnerships and investments in smart city infrastructure as part of the ASCN. Among the countries mentioned were Japan, South Korea and China – all nations with extensive capabilities and expertise in new technologies and ones which ASEAN has already worked with in transfer of technologies.