Thai PM reaffirms readiness to host 35th ASEAN Summit

After chairing a meeting of the committee responsible for organizing the upcoming 35th Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday told the media that security and transportation for participating leaders are all organized and in place.

Representatives of all ASEAN related agencies have reviewed the preparation and security plans for the final ASEAN Summit under Thailand's tenure as ASEAN chair from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, said Prayut.

The opening of the ASEAN Summit will take place on Nov. 3, followed by ASEAN Plus Three Summit on the next day, Prayut confirmed.

The Thai Interior Ministry, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Royal Thai Police are among the agencies responsible for carrying out security measures.

Thai police has also confirmed that up to 10,000 police officers will be deployed during the ASEAN Summit.

Source: China ASEAN Business Council