Army chief asserts no ISIS in Thailand


BANGKOK, Nov 25 —  Thai Army chief Gen Udomdej SItabutr on Tuesday acknowledged that the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has arrived in a neighboring country but it has not existed in Thailand.

Before leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the 15th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting set from today through Saturday,  Gen Udomdej said he continues to follow ISIS movements and found that they do exist in a neighboring country, which he did not identify.

He asserted that they had not entered Thailand.

Regarding the ASEAN army chiefs’ meeting, Gen Udomdej said he would express his vision on ASEAN armies’ cooperation to tackle threats.

“I will have bilateral talks with other army chiefs to develop good ties and focus on cooperation among armies on information exchange such as information about anti-international terrorism and disaster relief missions,” the army chief said.