PM Yingluck due to join UN General Assembly in late September

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BANGKOK, 4 August 2012 – The Prime Minister has responded to the invitation of UNICEF to attend the annual UN General Assembly in New York City next month. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held a closed-door meeting on Saturday with Ms. Joka Brand, deputy director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), who is on an official visit to Thailand.

PM’s Secretary General Suranand Vejjajiva said that the Prime Minister has discussed Thailand’s cooperation with UNICEF in the areas of children and women.

He said PM Yingluck also agreed to attend the annual UN General Assembly, which will take place in New York City in late September.

At the upcoming gathering, the Thai Premier is set to explain Thailand’s promotion of children’s and women’s rights, which UNICEF has commended for the country’s endeavors and progress.

Mr. Suranand added that, by attending the gathering, the Prime Minister will have an opportunity to meet with leading business people and bankers to discuss further trade and investment plans for the country.