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Thai PM to attend NAM conference in Cuba
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-09-07 13:05
Thai caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will visit Cuba next week to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Havana, The Thai News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Cuba will host the 14th NAM summit during Sept. 15-16.

During the NAM summit, Thaksin will speak on measures to strengthen the group.

He plans to urge NAM to adjust itself to the wave of globalization and to increase cooperation among its members. A call for more cooperation on energy is also expected to be included in his speech.

NAM holds summits of heads of state or government every three years.

On the sidelines of the summit, Thaksin is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the leaders of Cuba, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Peru and Qatar.

After that, Thaksin will attend the 61th General Assembly at the UN headquarters September 17-21.

Thaksin is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the annual gathering and will hold bilateral talks with heads of state and government who attend the meeting.

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