Thailand's Prime Minister, General Kriangsak Chomanan, has been in Britain for a two day visit.?
Thailand's Prime Minister, General Kriangsak Chomanan, has been in Britain for a two day visit. He had talks with Britain's Prime Minister, Mr James Callaghan, before leaving on Sunday (February 4) for a 13-day visit to the United States.
SYNOPSIS: During his visit General Kriangsak went to see a Thai buddhist temple in London. The two days of talks with Prime Minister Callaghan included discussion on recent fighting in Kampuchea (Cambodia) and on the region's refugee problem. Thai officials said he was expected to explain his country's neutrality in the conflict that is affecting neighbouring Kampuchea. According to the British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, General Kriangsak expressed interest in buying more British built armoured cars and light tanks. He is also expected to discuss arms supplies with American officials. Seven cabinet ministers are accompanying the General. During the American visit he is to meet the United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and the President of the World Bank, Robert McNamara. While in London General Kriangsak talked to Visnews reporter John Darby about the refugee problem that is affecting Thailand as well as other south-east Asian countries.