Economic recovery high on agenda as Thai PM heads to US-Asean Special Summit

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (pic) and two ministers flew to Washington on Wednesday (May 11) morning to join the 2nd Asean-US Special Summit.

Prayut was joined by Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.

He said the summit, which was postponed from last October, will mark the 45th anniversary of Asean-US relations.

The in-person summit will enable leaders to exchange views on various issues to implement the direction of a relationship between Asean and US in the future, he added.

"Meanwhile, the premier will meet with other Asean leaders, as well as the US president and high-ranking representatives, to promote cooperation on post-Covid recovery in Asean and sustainable growth, as well as push for Washington's creative role in the region," he said.

He added that the prime minister has many important items on the agenda on Thursday, such as a meeting between Asean leaders and US business representatives at the US Commerce Department.

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