BANGKOK, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Thailand from Nov 18-19, but Bangkok is yet to receive an official confirmation from Washington, Thai News Agency reported.
Senior officials and staff of the US Embassy in Bangkok, as well
as those from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and special branch
police met at Bangkok's Government House on Thursday for an unofficial
discussion on preparations for the US President's forthcoming trip to
Officials from the United States and Thailand, as well as Thai
police also inspected Santi Maitree and Thai Khu Fa buildings in the
compound of the Thai government seat, as part of the preparations for
Thailand's reception of Obama.
Staff of the US Embassy in Bangkok declined to elaborate on the US
President's planned visit. However, the result of the upcoming US
presidential election on Nov 6, 2012 will decide whether Obama will
make the visit to Thailand.
Obama earlier planned to visit Thailand after the Asean Regional
Forum (ARF) in Cambodia but cancelled the plan. The ARF in Cambodia was
held in July this year.