Prawit’s trip to UK ‘not linked to Yingluck’

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is currently visiting the United Kingdom to hold talks on stable cooperation between the two countries with this trip not linked to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra who fled the country towards the end of last month, INN News quoted the Defense Ministry as saying today (Sept. 12).

Defense Ministry Permanent Secretary Gen. Chaicharn Changmongkol said Gen. Prawit and his delegation who are visiting UK during September 12-15, 2017 are scheduled to hold talks with Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Mark Field, the Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific, to further strengthen ties and expand security and military cooperation.

Gen. Prawit and his team will also be visiting the Defence and Security Equipment International: DSEL 2017 arms fair.

Gen. Chaicharn added that this trip does not have anything to do with news that former prime minister Yingluck had fled to UK.


Top: A supporter wearing a T-shirt with portraits of ousted former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on August 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha via Asia Times