07 June 2017

News Story: US, Thai generals discuss military cooperation

Bangkok (VNA) – General Robert Brown, head of the US Army Pacific, met with General Chalermchai Sitthisart, commander of the Royal Thai Army, in Bangkok on June 5.

This was a rare top-level meeting between the two militaries since the United States criticised a Thai military coup in 2014.

The United States and Thailand have had a relationship since 1833. The two countries have exchanged ideas on military cooperation, the Thai army said in a statement.

The visit to Thailand by General Robert Brown, who is also director of the US Missile Defence Agency in Seoul, comes as the United States looks to reassure allies about its commitment to the region.

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