Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on August 26 sent his congratulations to General Prayuth Chan-ocha who has been endorsed as Thailand’s interim prime minister by the King.

Thailand’s army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha received the written royal command appointing him as the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand at a ceremony held at the Royal Thai Army’s headquarters on August 25.

The endorsement came four days after he was elected by the country’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to lead the provisional government with 191/197 votes./.