He said he ordered the Foreign Ministry's International Organisation Department to invite prominent world leaders to Thailand to share their experiences about peace negotiations.
The Foreign Ministry has also joined hands with the Institute of Security and International Studies to host the forum entitled "Uniting for the Future: Learning from Each Other's Experience" at the Plaza Athenee Hotel on Sept 2.
In addition to Mr Blair, the ministry has also invited former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari and justice expert Priscilla Hayner to deliver speeches which will be broadcast on Channel 11 with a translation in Thai.
Mr Surapong said all the speakers are willing to join in the forum without payment except Ms Hayner who will get a per diem amount.
"They intend to share their experiences with the Thai people," he said.
The ministry will pay only for reception, accommodation, air tickets and security as well as public relations and other costs in organising the event.
The forum will be held in parallel with the domestic political reform effort in which a political reform assembly is being set up to find a way to end the political conflicts in the country.
The assembly, however, has been heavily criticised by opponents of the government.
Opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thursday the assembly is designed to overhaul the entire constitution.
Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana yesterday said the government would unveil the names of the people who had agreed to join the assembly on Tuesday while the first meeting of the assembly members is set for Aug 25.