US Secretary of State Blinken cancels Thai go to, meeting with PM due to Covid issues

The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cancelled the Thai leg of his Southeast Asia tour and his assembly with PM Prayut chan-o-cha after a journalist with the travelling press corps tested constructive for Covid-19. Blinken had arrived at his second destination in Southeast Asia, Malaysia, on Tuesday for a two-day go to after he left Indonesia.
The US embassy issued an announcement saying that the Secretary would not be coming to Bangkok “out of an abundance of caution” and to guard the well being and safety of the US travelling get together and people who they’d come into contact with. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s workplace later confirmed the cancellation of the meeting at the Government House that was due to take place at present at 12:40pm.
The Secretary was in Malaysia yesterday when the journalist tested constructive for Covid-19 and he was because of arrive in Bangkok yesterday evening. Elementary as a substitute rerouted back to Washington D.C. after expressing their “deep regret” and lengthening an invitation to Don Pramudwinai, the Thai Foreign Minister, to as a substitute visit the United States as soon as attainable.
The Secretary was touring Southeast Asia in an effort to counter the growing Chinese affect within the region and reassert US commitment.
In Malaysia, Blinken and his 39-member entourage landed in the nation on Tuesday. Blinken attended a bilateral assembly with Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah in Putrajaya today, and later met with PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the Parliament building.
Blinken’s go to is taken into account crucial because the US seeks to bolster its position within the Indo-Pacific by increasing interplay with Southeast Asia. According to the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also recognized as Wisma Putra, the visit would give Malaysia and the US a great probability to boost their multifaceted collaboration and discover new collaborative ventures..

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