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The attendance by Thai delegates to the Asean Summit, scheduled to take place on May 10 and 11 in Nay Pyi Taw, will not be affected by the constitutional Court's ruling against the prime minister, and a draft statement to be issued at the meeting has already been endorsed, according to the Asean Department. 

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and most of her deputy prime ministers were stripped of their posts by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday. Permanent secretary for foreign affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow will be the head of the Thai delegation to the 24th Summit.

Asean Department chief Arthayudh Srisamoot had said just before the Constitutional Court's ruling that a representative would attend the meeting.

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