US President and his wife will visit Thailand as guests of the Royal Thai GovernmentJuly 30th, 2008 - 10:02 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush will visit Thailand as guests of the Royal Thai Government from August 6-7, 2008.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release says President Bush is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej at Government House on August 6. Prime Minister Samak will also host a dinner in honor of President Bush.
On August 7, President Bush is scheduled to deliver a major policy speech on Asia, before completing his term in January 2009, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Afterward, President Bush will visit the Mercy Center, a non-profit organization working for children in Klong Toey, established by Father Joseph Maier, an American Catholic priest, since 1974.
President Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was inaugurated as President in 2001, and re-elected for a second term in 2004. President Bush paid a State Visit to Thailand from October 18 to 19, 2003 before attending the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok from October 20 to 21, 2003.
This visit to Thailand is a part of President Bush’s Asian visit before completing his term and to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Thai-US relations. After his Thailand visit, President Bush will travel to China to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand