Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha will pay a familiarisation trip to Malaysia on December 1 during which the two sides are expected to sign of a cooperation agreement to promote a peace dialogue aimed at resolving the violence in southern Thailand.

According to Major General Weerachon Sukhonthapatipak, a member of the Government Spokesman’s team, General Prayut will visit Malaysia as part of his official tour of ASEAN countries in his capacity as the new Prime Minister of Thailand, and will take this opportunity to reinforce bilateral cooperation.

He said that the PM will discuss with his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on peace dialogues between the Thai government and separatist groups, which have been put on hold since last year due to the political strife.

Malaysia played the role of facilitator in previous dialogues.-VNA