Supreme Commander Gen Thanasak Patimapakornhas set up a working committee to work with the United States on the use of U-tapao airbase by Nasa for atmospheric studies and as a centre for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, a source at the Royal Thai Armed Force Headquarters said.
The committee is headed by Lt-Gen Surapong Suwan-ath, the director of joint operations, and the directors of operations of the three armed forces.
The source said the committee would start work after the cabinet approved the US request for use of U-tapao. After that a meeting would be held with the US side to draft the terms of reference, or a memorandum of understanding.
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