Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (Source: VNA)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to pay an official visit to the US in October, during which he will meet with US President Donald Trump. 

Deputy Government Spokesman Lt Gen Weerachon Sukhontapatipak has revealed that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to visit the US from October 2-4 at the invitation of US President Donald Trump.

The PM will be accompanied by high raking executives from Thailand such as Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, Minister of the Interior Gen Anupong Paojinda, Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn, and Deputy Minister of Defence Udomdej Sitabutr. 

The main objective of the visit is for the Thai and US leaders to discuss security and economic matters between the two countries, as well as other regional issues. 

During the visit, the PM will be meeting with delegates of Thai private sector, will hold talk with the US President, hold a bilateral meeting, and attend a banquet held by the American Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council. 

The upcoming meeting of the two leaders reflects the significant partnership development between Thailand and the US, where both sides will discuss the strategic partnerships for mutual and equal benefits. 

The relations between Thailand and the US officially commenced in 1883 with the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during the reign of King Rama V, and the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

Thailand and the US now enjoy bilateral cooperation in the UN, APEC, and ASEAN levels. Both countries will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of civil relations in 2018.-VNA