Many nations have better understanding on Thailand : Thai FM

national June 09, 2014 00:00

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Many countries including Australia and New Zealand have better understanding and more confidence on Thailand after learning about the junta's three-stage roadmap.

Senior officials from many countries including the United States, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea and India met last week in Yangon in preparation for the East Asia Summit last week.

Thai Foreign Ministry's permanent secretary Sihasak Puangketkaew said Monday that he took opportunity to explain the situation in Thailand to those participants.

They were informed that Thailand was solving its problems to quickly restore its order, Sihasak said, and they understood Thailand.

Daniel Russel, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the meeting that Thailand was an important partner and he hoped that Thailand would return to democracy soon.

Sihasak also said that he would allay international concerns about human rights in Thailand to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week. Some limitations to freedom would be short-lived to ensure peace and prevent violence in the country and such measures were already relaxed, Mr Sihasak explained.


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