Thai PM to visit Burma and Italy in October

Thai PM to visit Burma and Italy in October

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit Burma on 9 and 10 October and then attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy on 16 and 17 October. 

Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said the prime minister’s foreign affairs team had confirmed the two schedules. 

The trip to Burma is in response to an invitation from Naypyidaw in its capacity as the current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

It was earlier reported that Gen. Prayuth would call on Burmese President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw and meet Thai people in Rangoon, the nation’s former capital.

The trip to attend ASEM in Milan, Italy, is also in response to an invitation. It will be an important trip for  the prime minister, who heads the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which staged a coup on 22 May, as leaders of Asian and European countries will be there.

It was reported that Gen. Prayuth will explain the situation and facts about Thailand if there are any relevant inquiries. 

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