Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has reiterated to Cabinet ministers their obligations to conduct their duties righteously and have the national interest at heart.

During the first Cabinet meeting on September 9, Gen Prayuth said that it was an auspicious day for all the ministers to come together with a goal to drive the country forward. He placed an emphasis on the Cabinet’s participation in promoting 12 moral values in the Thai society which were announced earlier by the National Council for Peace and Order.

The Prime Minister called on the ministers to adhere to their oath, recently taken before the King, to serve the country with honesty and transparency and to put the national interest before their own.

The meeting aimed to look over each ministry’s policies in preparation for Gen Prayuth’s delivery of policy statement to the National Legislative Assembly on September 12. The premier also asked ministries to spend their budget in a careful and efficient manner.-VNA