A two-day official visit of the Prime Minister of Thailand in the Philippines is to exchange views on ASEAN and China relations and the condition in the resource-rich South China Sea. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand swear to uphold the code of conduct in the South China Sea between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is expected to relieve tensions stemming from territorial disputes in the area.
Under the 2002 declaration, the parties reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and settled to resolve their territorial and jurisdictional disputes by diplomatic means, exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that would make problems or rise disputes and affect peace and stability.
Thailand has been a dependable companion of the Philippines in promoting understanding, harmony and stability not only within the community in the region, but throughout the larger community of nations.
There is a stronger defense relations between the Philippines and Thailand, citing the signing of the Terms of Reference for the Working Group of the Philippine Army and Royal Thai Army, both countries and confident enough for the agreement that will further strengthen the defense and security cooperation for the welfare of the people.