Report on NAM

As Dhanapala's blog has indicated, he was at NAM. However, nothing appears to have come of it.

A Thai media source reports that the Foreign Minister was stumping for Sathirathai:

On the sidelines of the meeting, Kantathi had bilateral talks with his counterparts from several countries, including Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Croatia, Belarus, Barbados and Yemen. He asked them to consider supporting Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai as a candidate for the post of UN secretary-general.

Kantathi said he proposed the establishment of a joint business council during a meeting with the representative of Ghana. Thailand also agreed to enhance cooperation on agriculture and education, as well as the fight against HIV/Aids, with Tanzania and other African nations.

It is worth noting that he is reaching out to Ghana and Tanzania, two members of the Security Council.

It would be interesting to know how much aid and business is increasing to Security Council members from South Korea and Thailand.

One Response to “Report on NAM”

  1. Chapter15 » Blog Archive » Ban campaigns on reform and passing out (more!) cash Says:

    […] Of course, Ghana is a Security Council member. We have reported before here, here, and here on Ban's campaign trips. By our estimates, Ban has promised $48 million in foreign aid to Uzbekistan ($30 million), Tanzania ($18 million), and promises for other exchanges with other countries. This is the second promise of foreign aid to an African Security Council member. […]

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