PM says Thailand needs to adapt itself to cope with changes in the US policy


Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday Thailand has to adapt itself with changes expected after Donald Trump won the US presidential election.


He congratulated Mr Trump for his victory and affirmed that the outcome will not affect the country’s foreign policies in any way.

He said Thailand and the United States enjoyed a long 180 years of good relations.

He said no matter what administration comes into power in the US, Thailand will move ahead in accordance with its policies.

“Our foreign policy is well balanced even though geographically we are not located in the center of ASEAN. This fact dictates that our foreign policy must place the greatest emphasis in maintaining strong relationships. No matter who becomes the President we will still stick to this policy.”

He went on saying that “With an almost 200 years relationship, obviously there will be fallout from the US elections and we will have to adapt. We cannot change what happens in the US but we can make adjustments here. This is what is called a ‘Strategic Foreign Policy Outlook’ which every country in the world adopts.”