On September 5th 2012 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Phuket, Assistant Commissioner of Thailand – Pol Lt Gen Jate Mongkolhathee, held the 16th ASEAN Summit meeting with the Director General of the Department of Immigration, Consuls, and the Head Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting was hosted by the Thai Bureau of Immigration and was attended by Pol.Lt.Gen.Vibool Vangmai of the Bureau of Immigration, Chiefs of Immigration, Consular Officials and press officers of ASEAN Member States.
Pol.Lt.Gen.Jate said “This annual meeting is a chance for ASEAN members to discuss consular and immigration issues. In the past there have been 15 meetings between the Immigration Department s and meetings between the Member States 7 times, the last meeting being in Singaporein October 2011. This is the second time we have hosted the meeting. The meetings are held to improve the coordination of the ASEAN member countries and Australia, in relation to the countries security.”