BANGKOK (NNT) – The new Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, met with the outgoing Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House, while members of the parliament officially acknowledged the royal command appointing Mr. Srettha the 30th Prime Minister.
This is the moment when Mr. Srettha Thavisin entered the government house to meet with the outgoing Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, after a royal appointment. The appointment ceremony took place at Pheu Thai Party’s headquarters in Bangkok, which followed the National Assembly’s endorsement of Mr. Srettha on Tuesday.
The meeting between Mr. Srettha and Gen Prayut was conducted in private. Gen Prayut on this occasion delivered a flower bouquet to Mr. Srettha as a token of congratulations.
Mr. Srettha and Gen Prayut were reported to have discussed economic issues, before Gen Prayut gave Mr. Srettha a tour of the government house complex, including the Prime Minister’s office, and the portrait gallery of Thailand’s Prime Ministers.
Later at Pheu Thai Party’s headquarters, Mr. Srettha revealed that his meeting with Gen Prayut was to pay his respect and to ask for his advice. He said Gen Prayut had expressed to him his care towards the country.
At the parliament today, Second Deputy House Speaker Pichet Chuamuangphan from Pheu Thai Party informed MPs of the royal command appointing Mr. Srettha Thavisin Thailand’s Prime Minister, which was later read out by the Secretary General of the House of Representatives Pornpit Petchcharoen. Mr. Srettha was officially named Prime Minister on 22 August 2023, as dated in the royal command.