Japan PM visiting Thailand on Jan 17-18
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make his first official visit to Thailand on January 17-18, his first official trip since assuming the post.
The trip is part of his visit to strengthen ties with three Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia and Vietnam.
Abe will be granted an audience with His Majesty the King during his official visit on January 17.
The Japanese PM will arrive in Thailand at noon and visit the Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology in Bangkok's Suan Luang district at 2pm.
He will be given an audience with the King at 5pm and hold a meeting with PM Yingluck Shinawatra at 6pm.
The Japanese PM will stay at the Four Seasons Hotel and leave Thailand at 8.30am for Indonesia and Vietnam.