President Trump White house Invitation Accepted by Thailand Prime Minister Prayut
epa04253169 Thai army chief and junta head General Prayuth Chan-ocha smile as he leaves after the meeting of the 2015 national budget at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 June 2014. Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power with a coup d'etat on 22 May 2014 and placed the country under martial law. He said an interim government is expected to be formed within the next three months after he seized power on 22 May, saying the coup was necessary to restore order after more than six months of street protests resulting in terrorist attacks and a political gridlock. He vowed to appoint a prime minister once peace is restored, to enact political reforms and hold elections within about 15 months. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Following a conversation with the US president, PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha has been invited to the White House in a bid to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

They will be looking at increasing trade deals and hope to strengthen economic links between the two countries that will be beneficial for both parties.

Former President Obamas relations with Thailand PM was at a standstill because of a disagreement on the subject of democracy and human rights.

Prayut was very complimentary of President Trump, congratulating him on winning his election and what he has done so far whilst he has been in charge. Trump has also been invited to visit Thailand when he is available todo so.

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has also been invited to the Whitehouse in a separate phone call as Trump seeks more allies to support him in resolving the issues with there neighbors North Korea on possible Nuclear threats.


Originally reported by : theguardian


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