First cabinet meeting

จำนวนผู้ชม: 65    วันที่โพสต์: 18 กรกฎาคม 2562 เวลา 09:00 น.

18 July 19 - Following the swearing-in ceremony before His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalaksha on Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, presided over the first cabinet meeting that lasted three hours. The cabinet ministers discussed urgent issues of each ministry before joining a group photo session at Thai Khu Fah Building, Government House. The atmosphere was lively. 

The Prime Minister said before chairing the cabinet meeting that everyone expressed appreciation for taking the oath of office before Their Majesties the King and Queen. Gen. Prayut said he and his cabinet members will serve the people and the nation to the best of their abilities. He said His Majesty the King gave them moral support and told them to truly work for the people.


The Prime Minister said the first cabinet meeting discussed many issues and it was held to make sure that everyone understands the work process and the meeting regulations. The meeting also discussed the government's policy statement, which will be delivered before parliament on July 25, and the work of each minister to ensure that they will work in the best interests of the country. Gen. Prayut said the meeting was cordial and constructive and he was happy that everyone can work well together and developed a mutual understanding.


The Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul (อนุทิน ชาญวีรกูล), said after the cabinet meeting that the atmosphere was positive and all political parties' policies, such as the Bhumjaithai Party's cannabis liberalization and constitution amendment policies, have been included in the government's draft policy statement. Mr. Anutin, who is the Bhumjaithai leader, said the liberalization of marijuana cultivation for medicinal purposes has been made the urgent priority on the government agenda.


The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, said he initially planned to work on his first day in office on July 18, but he was not certain about the timing.  work in the Ministry of Finance on July 18. Mr. Uttama said the Prime Minister talked about ways to improve people's well-being, but some economic issues had not been discussed at the first cabinet meeting.


The Deputy Minister of Interior, Nipon Boonyamanee (นิพนธ์ บุญญามณี), said the cabinet meeting considered the government's draft policy statement, which includes the process of amending the constitution. He said the general public can ask the Senate to propose that this issue should be made an urgent priority within one year. 

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