By The Nation
Prayut and his entourage, including Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel on the 64thstreet between the Park and Madison avenues at 12.15pm local time.
Prayut was welcomed by Nipon Phetpornprapass, the Thai consul for New York, and some 50 Thai officials and expats living in New York and other nearby states nearby. The expats greeted the Thai prime minister with shouts when he arrived in front of the hotel.
Then at 3.30 pm, Prayut met some 150 Thai expats in a hall of the hotel.
The prime minister is scheduled to attend the 74th United Nations General Assembly and other international meetings this week.