As the Defense Committee's first major program for 2018, the Council is pleased to host an intimate, off-the-record working luncheon with Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister General (Ret.) Prawit Wongsuwan during his official visit to Washington, DC for meetings with senior DoD officials.
In addition to his role as Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Prawit also serves as Minister of Defense, and Deputy Chairman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). In these capacities, he is considered the second most influential politician in Thailand, directly following Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha. He is a close and trusted advisor to the Prime Minister and is in charge of all key defense procurement decisions for the Royal Thai Military.
The luncheon will be a unique opportunity for members to engage with Gen. Prawit and raise issues of importance to Thailand-U.S. military-to-military relations. Per Gen. Prawit's request, discussion will be limited to defense and security issues ONLY and total member participation will be capped at 10-12 representatives.