PM scheduled to visit Ethiopia next month, to be back in time for ICJ’s ruling


BANGKOK, 21 October 2013The Prime Minister is set to pay Ethiopia a visit next month, according to the government spokesperson. However, the Premier will be back in time for the ICJ’s ruling on Phra Viharn case. 

Government Spokesman Teerat Ratanasevi said Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to pay Ethiopia an official visit on November 8-10 to attend the United Nations High-Level Meeting on health at the invitation of the United Nations. The spokesman admitted that PM’s activity schedule in Ethiopion has yet to be finalized as changes could be made anytime.

However, Mr. Teerat assured that Miss Yingluck will be back before the International Court of Justice renders its judgment on the disputed area around the Phra Viharn Temple, which is scheduled for November 11th.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva voiced his belief that the ICJ would not reach any decisions that could raise conflicts between Thailand and Cambodia, as the ICJ would weigh the decision carefully in order that Thailand and Cambodia could reach a compromise.