Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said today (April 21) that Thailand is ready to welcome US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if they choose Thailand for the historic meeting.
Gen Prawit’s comment came as media and experts are speculating on possible site of the meeting of the two leaders.
Bloomberg reported that President Trump had said five locations are under consideration for his planned meeting in early June or before with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
President Trump didn’t identify the locations. But a person familiar with the talks said possibilities included Geneva and several venues in Asia and Southeast Asia.
Bloomberg also came up with a list of nine potential meet-up spots. They include Bangkok, Geneva, Helsinki, Singapore, Stockholm, Oslo, Prague, Warsaw, and Ulaanbaatar.
“U.S.embassy in Thailand is one of its largest. Bangkok is also one of the few countries in Asia to host a North Korean embassy,” according to Bloomberg’s analyst.
Gen Prawit said if Thailand is their choices, Thailand is ready to welcome and provide them full security.
He said Thailand will show to the world that the country is ready to support and promote peace in the world.
But Gen Prawit said so far Thailand has not yet been approached by the two countries.