'I don't accept that we need to be neutral. We are never neutral. We are allies but we need to make sure to balance our interests, not be a tool of the United States to restrict China, nor are we friendly with India in order to help the US contain China," said Kasit Piromya, former foreign minister, in an interview with Post Today on the occasion of US President Barack Obama's visit to Thailand this week.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao signs the visitor’s book at Government House as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE.
Asked to comment about the Yingluck Shinawatra government's decision to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks as well as the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) talks aimed at stopping the trafficking of weapons of mass destruction during the regional East Asian summit held in Phnom Penh, Mr Kasit was critical of the government's rushed decisions.
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