Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will also be the Defence Minister of the country.
The new cabinet line-up published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday evening is a mix of members of the military government he headed after leading a 2014 coup and key politicians who helped him assemble a majority in the House of Representatives after March elections.
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha and his 36-member Cabinet were officially endorsed by His Majesty the King.
Gen Chaicharn Changmongkol is deputy defence minister.
Gen. Prayut Chan-o-Cha has been a supporter of Defense and Security Thailand and has attended the show in the previous editions. With full support from the Thai Ministry of Defence and the on-going military modernization of the Royal Thai Army, Navy and Airforce, plus security agencies, all will go to make Thailand one of the fastest-growing areas for military spending in ASEAN.
As the multi-national exhibition is held in neutral Thailand, the event has proved to be an ideal place to showcase the latest military hardware to global decision makers. It is recognized as one of the most important tri-service military events in the region. For manufacturers in the defense and internal security industry, Defense and Security 2019 is a ‘must-exhibit’ event with over 400 defense and internal security related companies on hand, including the world’s most famous military manufacturers in all three services – Land, Sea & Air plus internal Security.
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