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Thailand's coalition cabinet stresses national unity in first meeting

New PM Srettha Thavisin pledges to focus on economic policies

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, seated at center, and the cabinet of his new government pose in dress uniform. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin held his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday, pledging to focus on remedying economic disparities and uniting the country following a fractious election.

"The new government will serve all the people," Srettha said at a news conference following the meeting, one day after he was sworn in as prime minister in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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