Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is likely to put off her scheduled visit to Ethiopia on Nov 8-10 ahead of the Nov 11 ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Thai-Cambodia territorial dispute over the area surrounding Preah Vihear ruins, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Monday.
Mr Surapong said the Foreign Ministry had made preparations to cope with the ICJ's ruling, which ever way it goes.
The preparations were to be forwarded to today's meeting of the agencies concerned for consideration. The meeting was being chaired by the prime minister.
The results of today's meeting would be tabled for cabinet approval before coordinating with Cambodia to ensure complete understanding.
Mr Surapong believed that what ever the ICJ's ruling may be, the two countries would agree not to let it mar bilateral relations.
The meeting on the Preah Vihear issue was being held at the Defence Ministry.
Those attending the meeting included Gen Nipat Thonglek, the defence permanent secretary, Gen Thanasak Patimapagorn, the supreme commander, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief, ACM Prajin Jantong, the air force chief, Adm Narong Pipatanasai, the navy chief, and Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the police chief.