Former UC chief to join reconciliation forum in Thailand

The former secretary-general of the United Nations and recipient of the Noble Peace Prize Mr Kofi Annan has accepted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s invitation to join the forum in Thailand.

Ms Yingluck extended her invitation during a meeting with Mr Annan in Geneva of which both sides sharing their experiences on reconciliation process. Mr Anan has accepted her invitation to visit Thailand and join the reconciliation forum after the first invitation which he could not attend because of busy work.

Meanwhile Mr Banharn Silpa-archa, chairman of the Chart Thai Pattana party’s advisory board, met  Mr Anand Panyarachun for an hour in his bid to invite the former premier to join the forum. But Mr Anand has not yet  accepted to join while saying he preferred  to share his thoughts.

Mr Banharn said the former premier has not yet accepted because he would like to see a clearer picture of the reform framework, but expressing hope that Mr Anand might join later as he has the good intention towards the country same as others.

Mr Banharn will meet Mr Sonthi Limthongkul, a leader of the People”s Alliance for Democracy and the Senior Citizen Dr Pra to discuss Reform Thailand and invite them to join the forum.