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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 12, 2001
Prime Minister of Thailand to Visit U.S.
Statement by the Press Secretary
Visit by Prime Minister Thaksin of Thailand
President Bush will welcome Prime Minister Thaksin to Washington on November 30. The United States and the Kingdom of Thailand are treaty allies and old friends. Thailand is a steadfast partner with the United States and provides excellent cooperation and coordination on counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, money laundering, alien smuggling, and other transnational threats which affect both countries. The U.S.-Thai partnership plays a key role in the international coalition against terrorism and in promoting peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. President Bush looks forward to discussing the anti-terrorism campaign, regional security matters, economic cooperation, and ways to further strengthen the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Thailand.
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