Pheu Thai notes EU’s conditions for re-engagement

politics December 13, 2017 18:08

By The Nation

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Pheu Thai Party issued a statement on Wednesday in response to the European Union’s resolution to resume political contact with Thailand, noting that there are conditions that the junta government needs to fulfil before this can happen.

The party called on the government to take serious action on the issues addressed by the European Union, including holding a free and fair election and having a civil government, so that other talks and agreements, including on trade, could follow.

The party said the EU expressed its wishes to resume relations in a gradual process of political re-engagement, and the government should not quickly jump to conclusions and exaggerate the situation.

On a contrary, it should fulfil the EU’s requirements, including lifting restrictions on political activities and expression, as well as holding a free and fair election.

The government, it said, has a number of tasks to fulfil before it can see the relations with the EU resumed.

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