Thailand

05 November 2019, Bangkok

Opening remarks at press encounter at Bangkok's Centenary Park

I am very pleased to visit this climate mitigation project, which is very symbolic] and especially because it is in the context of an ASEAN Summit that as sustainability as its main issue for discussion. And the biggest threat to sustainability today in the world is climate change.
 

02 November 2019, Bangkok

Opening remarks at press encounter at Bangkok's Centenary Park

I am very pleased to visit this climate mitigation project, which is very symbolic] and especially because it is in the context of an ASEAN Summit that as sustainability as its main issue for discussion. And the biggest threat to sustainability today in the world is climate change.
 

03 November 2019, Bangkok

Remarks at the opening of the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit

Your Excellency, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand,
Excellencies,
 
Let me begin by expressing my appreciation to the government and people of Thailand for your warm welcome and your leadership as the 2019 Chair of ASEAN. 
 
I thank you for your focus at this Summit on ‘Advancing partnership for sustainability’.  
 
Excellencies,
 
We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. 
 

03 November 2019, Bangkok

Opening remarks at press encounter following ASEAN-UN Summit

Ladies and gentlemen of the media thank you very much for your presence.
 
I want first of all to express my gratitude to the government and people Thailand for their extremely warm hospitality.
 
I want to say that I am extremely happy with the UN ASEAN summit that had just finished. Two years ago, I asked for a quantum leap in relations between ASEAN and the UN and we can, today, verify that that a quantum leap happened.
 

03 November 2019, Bangkok

Secretary-General's press encounter following the ASEAN-UN Summit

Secretary-General: Ladies and gentlemen of the media thank you very much for your presence.
 
I want first of all to express my gratitude to the government and people Thailand for their extremely warm hospitality.
 
I want to say that I am extremely happy with the UN ASEAN summit that had just finished. Two years ago, I asked for a quantum leap in relations between ASEAN and the UN and we can, today, verify that that a quantum leap happened.
 

03 November 2019, Bangkok

UN Secretary-General's remarks at the opening of the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit

Your Excellency, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand,
Excellencies,
 
Let me begin by expressing my appreciation to the government and people of Thailand for your warm welcome and your leadership as the 2019 Chair of ASEAN. 
 
I thank you for your focus at this Summit on ‘Advancing partnership for sustainability’.  
 
Excellencies,
 
We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. 
 

02 November 2019, Bangkok

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia. The Secretary-General and the President discussed climate action as well as international and regional developments, including the situation in Myanmar.
 

02 November 2019, Bangkok

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Gen. (retd.) Prayuth CHAN-O-CHA, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Gen. (retd.) Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand.  The Secretary-General thanked Thailand for its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations during 2019 and expressed appreciation for Thailand’s continued support to strengthening the partnership with the United Nations. They also discussed the 2030 Development Agenda, climate action and regional issues.
 
 

02 November 2019, Bangkok

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.  The Secretary-General said he looked forward to working closely with Viet Nam during its tenure as a non-permanent member of the Security Council (2020-2021), when it will also hold the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN (2020). The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also discussed sustainable development, climate action, and regional issues.