Prayut to attend US-Asean summit

Prayut to attend US-Asean summit

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed he will join Asean leaders attending the first stand-alone US-Asean summit in the United States on Feb 15-16 in response to US President Barack Obama’s invitation, secretary-general to the prime minister Wilas Arunsri said yesterday.

Gen Wilas said Gen Prayut will depart for the US on Feb 14 and return on Feb 18. The meeting was called when Asean and the US upgraded their level of cooperation from dialogue partner to strategic partner in November last year. Talks between them will take place on key issues, especially politics, the economy and security.

According to a government source, the South China Sea row and cooperation in fighting Islamic State are likely to be discussed.

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