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27/10/2019 - 03:49

Thailand actively makes preparations for 35th ASEAN Summit

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on October 25 chaired a meeting of the national committee responsible for organising the 35thASEAN Summit that the country will host in early November.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (Photo: VNA)

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (Photo: VNA)

According to the Thai Government Spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat, the PM asked for efforst to ensure security plans to meet international standards.

The 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings will take place in Bangkok and nearby Nonthaburi province from November 2-4. Senior officials from ASEAN member countries will gather from October 30 to prepare for the event.

Narumon said that leaders of ASEAN members and Japan, the Republic of Korea and China will meet on November 4, one day after the opening of the 35th ASEAN Summit.

Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai early revealed that Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will come to Thailand to join the event.

According to Narumon, other ASEAN dialogue partners to attend the meetings include Australia, India and New Zealand, along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

US President Donald Trump has been invited, but no confirmation of attendance has been given, she added.

The Thai Foreign Ministry said that the leaders will discuss the cooperation for sustainable stability, border management, cyber-security, trans-national crime combat, disaster mitigation, sustainable development, economic acceleration, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, among others.

About 3,000 officials and reporters will come to Thailand for the events.

Public offices in Bangkok and Nonthaburi will have two additional days off on November 4-5 to ease traffic congestion.

Thai police has also confirmed that up to 10,000 police officers will be deployed during the ASEAN Summit./.

VNA

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