Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2022) in Bangkok in November, Thailand’s security department reported on Wednesday, October 11th.
According to the report, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered security, including military and police, to prepare for security management prior to the world leaders’ meeting between November 18th and the 19th.
The Russian President has already accepted Thailand’s invitation while Chinese President Xi Jinping’s attendance is still pending confirmation and US President Joe Biden has confirmed to send a representative on his behalf.
General Chalermpol Srisawasdi, the Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, revealed to the Associated Press that the security department was preparing the security plan since the aircraft entered Thai airspace as well as working with both local and international sectors to maintain security and safety for the world’s leaders and representatives throughout the meeting.
Additionally, the government announced additional holidays on November 16th – 18th in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan to facilitate traffic and maintain the effective security of all meeting attendees.
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