Quest for the holy grail: Thai foreign minister jets to India as RCEP heads to the wire (video)

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As the curtain begins to come down on Thailand’s year as Asean Chair Thailand foreign minister Don Pramudwinai has made a lightning three-day visit to India. In India Mr Pramudwinai co-chaired the 8th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) for Bilateral Cooperation with his counterpart, Dr Subrahmanvam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs . The two […]

Asean foreign ministers retreat in Chiang Mai (video)

Asean foreign ministers and senior officials have gathered in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai for the 2019 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AFMR) and the Asean Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM). The meetings signify the first major events of Thailand’s year as Asean chair and the first opportunity for it to lay out its priorities […]

Change of chair will see the Anthem of Asean return to its roots (video)

When Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha assumes the role as Asean chair later this year the moment will be particularly poignant, the ‘Asean Anthem’ played at the proceedings being originally composed and written by Thais. The result of an Asean-wide competition organised by Thailand on behalf of Asean in 2008, the Anthem of Asean […]

Thailand English-language News for December 4

In Thailand English-language News for December 4, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:39 | King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has presided over a ceremony to officially open the Bt8.3 billion (about US$254.18 million) Naruebodindrachinta Reservoir in Prachin Buri Province, a royal project initiated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 02:25 | The royal crematorium grounds at […]