PM completes participation in 31st ASEAN Summit

The Prime Minister has joined his fellow ASEAN leaders in signing declarations and attending the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila of the Philippines.

The gathering concluded yesterday after two days of meetings between ASEAN leaders and representatives from the bloc’s partners. The leaders signed a consensus on improving migrant labor protection, involving the creation of protection mechanisms and to draft the rights of migrant laborers in ASEAN before officially handing over chairmanship of the grouping to Singapore.

Over the two days of meetings, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha attended 16 discussions and presented three points for the development of the regional bloc, calling for sustainable development, connectivity with the Asia-Pacific region and enhancement of ASEAN’s position. He also engaged in economic talks such as the ASEAN Plus 3 meeting and the East Asia Summit, reinforcing Thailand’s readiness for investment and support of innovation.

A notable discussion participated in by the premier was the Special ASEAN-Canada session where he congratulated all on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Canada ties and voiced words of appreciation towards Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canadian leader met with Gen Prayut personally after the discussion and commented on Thailand’s beauty, accepting a travel book from the Thai PM along with an invitation to visit the Kingdom.

Gen Prayut arrived back in Bangkok at approximately 2:30AM this morning.

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Reporter : Itiporn Lakarnchua Rewriter : Itiporn Lakarnchua National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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