Prayuth to brief Asian ministers on roadmap

national June 21, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is expected to brief ministers from other Asian countries about his roadmap and update them on the political and economic activities after the coup, Thani Thongphakdi, ambassador and Thailand's permanent representativ



The ministers will be attending the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, a five-day forum that kicks off in Bangkok tomorrow. 
Prayuth, who will be presiding over the meeting, will also provide the ministers with an update on plans formulated by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to push the country forward.
“This is a good opportunity to use this platform to explain the NCPO’s stance to foreign countries,” Thani said. 
The Thai Foreign Ministry has already been providing explanations to a number of foreign countries on why the NCPO staged its bloodless coup on May 22. 
However, many of them are monitoring the situation to see if the NCPO will indeed implement its roadmap and if an election will be held within 15 months as it promised.