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Prime Minister Visits the Philippines

by Duangkamol Buranasomphop

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to make an official visit to the Republic of the Philippines on 27-28 August 2015.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, Secretary General to the Prime Minister Gen Wilas Aroonsri, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Anuson Chinvanno, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Vitavas Srivihok, Director-General of the Department of Protocol Chakri Srichawana, and Deputy Director-General of the Department of East Asian Affairs Tanee Sangrat.

The visit is aimed at strengthening relations with the Philippines and following up on results of the discussion made between the Thai Prime Minister and the President of the Philippines during the 22nd APEC Summit in November 2014.

The visiting program of Prime Minister Prayut includes wreath-laying at the Jose Rizal Monument, a courtesy call and bilateral meeting with the President of the Philippines, and the issuance of a joint communiqué at the Philippine Presidential Residence.

The Prime Minister and his delegation are scheduled to leave the Royal Thai Armed Force Airport (Wing 6) in Bangkok on 27 August 2015 at 1400 hr, and arrive at Villamore Air Force Base in Manila at 1800 hr (local time). They will leave Villamore Air Force Base at 15.00 hr on 28 August 2015 and arrive at the Royal Thai Armed Force Airport (Wing 6) at 16.45 hr.

The Philippines is the eighth ASEAN country to which the Prime Minister pays a visit. Prime Minister Prayut and the President of the Philippines will discuss on trade, investment, education and air service.

Content: thailand.prd.go.th
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Duangkamol Buranasomphop

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