US-Thai summit planned to tackle regional issues

US-Thai summit planned to tackle regional issues

Human trafficking will be top of the agenda when Thailand and the United States hold a summit in Bangkok this week.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said yesterday a range of issues would be discussed at the 5th US-Thai Strategic Dialogue, jointly led by permanent secretary Apichart Chinwanno and US assistant secretary of state for East Asian Pacific affairs Daniel Russel.

Mr Sek said the meeting will also cover security, trade and investment, illegal migration, transnational crime and other issues affecting the region.

The dialogue on Wednesday will also cover the two countries’ roles to deal with their strong mutual commitment in promoting peace and prosperity throughout the Asia-Pacific, Mr Sek said.

On Thursday, Mr Russel will also meet key government figures before heading to Laos and Japan, the US State Department said.

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