PM concludes trip to US


BANGKOK, Sept 29 — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has concluded 4-day trip to the United States and returned to Bangkok on Saturday.

During the US visit between September 23-29, Ms Yingluck has attended the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN headquarters in New York.

Ms Yingluck, hosted her weekly “Yingluck Government Meets the People” TV and radio programme recorded from New York, said she has taken this opportunity to present Thailand’s roles on the international stage and to persuade others to have confidence in Thailand.

Moreover, the premier has other important plans parallel to the 67th UNGA Session such as “Every Women Every Child (EWEC): Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health”, a project initiated the UN Secretary General to reduce the death rates of women and children.

She has also delivered speech at ASIA Society on the topic “Thailand and the Southeast Asian Region.”

The Thai premier said she has a bilateral meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein who was also attending the UNGA. At the meeting, she said, Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to accelerate development of the Dawei deep seaport project.

Besides, she has attended and opened the event “Thai Restaurant Week” under the Thai Kitchen to World Kitchen policy of the Ministry of Commerce.

Ms Yingluck said she has visited a park and Grand Central Station to learn about efficient management system, urban planning, and safety system in New York City in order to apply to Thailand.

In addition, she has shared experiences with Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg who is a well known mayor and known for his success in business and city management.

Ms Yingluck said she has also visited schools in Harlem, New York, which are parts of the UNICEF projects for child and youth, in order to observe youth education.