PM Gen Prayut to visit Malaysia on December 1st


BANGKOK, 17 Nov 2014 – General Prayuth Chan-o-cha will pay a familiarization trip to Malaysia on December 1st and is expected to sign of a cooperation agreement to promote a peace dialogue aimed at resolving the violence problem in southern Thailand.

According to Major General Weerachon Sukhonthapatipak, a member of the Government Spokesman’s team, General Prayut would visit Malaysia as part of his official tour of ASEAN countries in his capacity as the new Prime Minister of Thailand, and would take this opportunity to reinforce bilateral cooperation.

He said that the Thai Prime Minister will discuss with Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on peace dialogues between the Thai government and separatist groups, which had been put on hold since last year due to the political strife. Malaysia played the role of facilitator in the previous dialogues.

The Government Spokesperson also clarified that December 1st has been chosen for the trip as it is the earliest convenience date for both the Prime Ministers. He added that details of the visit are being worked out between the two governments.