09 August 2017
Visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed regional security and investment in meetings with Thai leaders yesterday as both countries sought to bring relations back on an even keel.
Mr Tillerson, the most senior United States official to visit the kingdom since its 2014 coup, met Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, and also paid respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
But Mr Eugene Mark, a senior analyst with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, cautioned that given the dynamic nature of the Trump administration, “any shift in US foreign policy is highly dependent on the kind of deal Thailand could offer to the Americans”.
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Last updated on 17/08/2017