Press Release : Secretary-General of ASEAN’s Visit to Thailand  news3

Press Release : Secretary-General of ASEAN’s Visit to Thailand

His Excellency Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, is scheduled to visit Thailand during 18 – 22 December 2019. The visit of Secretary-General of ASEAN to the incoming chair prior to the official assumption of ASEAN Chairmanship on 1 January is customary practice for both sides to discuss and prepare coordination during the coming year, as well as the chair’s priority areas. 
During his visit, Dato Lim Jock Hoi will pay a courtesy call on H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, on 21 December 2018, and discuss with H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the same day. He is also scheduled to meet with 6 other Ministers, namely Minister of Commerce, Minister of Social Development and Human Security, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance, Minister of Transport, and Minister of Digital Economy and Society. He will also attend the event “Thailand Together for the ASEAN Chairmanship 2019”  to be held on 21 December 2018 at the Government House as a gesture of ASEAN’s full support for Thailand’s Chairmanship in 2019.  
This visit is an opportunity for the Secretary-General of ASEAN and his team to discuss with the Thai side on preparations for the Thailand Chairmanship, especially how to push forward the strategic issues and initiatives to be highlighted by Thailand in 2019. 
Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi is from Brunei Darussalam and is the 14th Secretary-General of ASEAN. He has assumed duty since 1 January 2018 with a term of five years.