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Phuket: Obama to visit Thailand later this month

Phuket: Obama to visit Thailand later this month

Newly re-elected US President Barack Obama will visit Thailand later this month along with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to discuss regional strategies, according to reports.

Thursday 8 November 2012, 02:03PM


Barack Obama is expected to visit Thailand on November 18.

Barack Obama is expected to visit Thailand on November 18.

Obama is expected to land in Bangkok on November 18 and meet with Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra though details have not been finalised, according to a report by The Nation.

The Thai PM congratulated Obama on his re-election just hours after he was declared the winner on Wednesday.

The visit is part of the Obama administration’s policy of increasing their presence in Asia while China’s influence grows around the globe.

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Wen, who will also visit Phnom Penh before Bangkok, is expected to arrive in Thailand on November 20. A once-a-decade Chinese leadership change will take place at the end of November.

 

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