Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development meets in Pattaya May 19-21

Friday, 16 May 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By  Jetsada Homklin

Representatives from 62 countries will meet in Pattaya May 19-21 as the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development relocates from Bangkok.

Cherdkiat Atphakorn, vice deputy-general of the Department of International Organization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, presided over a May 8 planning meeting with national and local politicians, police and utility companies at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel event site.

Cherdkiat Atphakorn, vice deputy-general of the Department of International Organization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presides over the meeting with relevant agencies.Cherdkiat Atphakorn, vice deputy-general of the Department of International Organization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presides over the meeting with relevant agencies.

The forum, organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific was originally scheduled to be held at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, but was moved to Pattaya due to continued political unrest in the capital.

The preparation meeting today was organized to assign various responsibilities for safety emergencies and management of the conference site.

Cherdkiat requested agencies in Chonburi and Pattaya manage and maintain safety and order within and around Royal Cliff Grand Hotel and Region 2 Police prepare safety measures with Tourist, Marine and Highway police.

He informed the meeting that the conference is a meeting of leaders and ministers and requested the Department of Protocol to meet with minor agencies, Royal Thai Police and others regarding security.

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