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Disappointment expressed at Australia's reaction to coup

Thailand has expressed disappointment at Australia's decision to downgrade mutual relations, issue travel bans for highranking officers and cut defence cooperation in the wake of the military's power seizure.

The Foreign Ministry's permanent secretary Sihasak Puangketkaew conveyed the disappointment during the annual ShangriLa security dialogue in Singapore in which Australia attended during the weekend.

The Australian government said in a joint statement on Saturday that it had postponed three activities with the Thai military and would prevent the leaders of the coup from travelling to Australia as it continues to have "grave concerns" about the military's coup in Thailand.

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