PM says military attaches can publicize country’s good image


Bangkok – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has delivered policy to military attaches to help create proper understanding about Thailand and make more friends.

Gen Prayut presided over the sending-off ceremony at the Ministry of Defense headquarters for the military attaches who will be posted to the United Nations headquarters in New York and Thai embassies worldwide from October 1.

The prime minister said the military attaches are carrying out important missions for the country and are expected to cooperate with the Thai ambassadors in those countries. They were advised to publicize good things about Thailand and create proper understanding about this country. They were also advised to apply good things from their host countries in order to keep the Thai government and Ministry of Defense on a par with foreign countries.

The prime minister also attended a briefing by students of the 61st class of the National Defense College, Joint Staff College, Army War College, Navy War College and Air Force War College on national strategies to steer the country toward stability, prosperity and sustainability at the National Defense Studies Institute.

The prime minister expressed his admiration for the students’ comprehensive, straightforward suggestions in line with government plans and national strategies, some of which have already been implemented while others are in the process.