Asean will not intervene into Thailand's internal affairs
June 03, 2014 00:00 5,236 Viewed
Myanmar, the Asean chair understood Thailand's political situation and has agreed to explain them to other Asean member states, assuring that they would not intervene in the internal affairs of Thailand.
Sihasak Phuangketkeow, permanent secretary for foreign affairs, met Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in Yangon on Monday to explain the three-stage roadmap to improve democracy in Thailand outlined by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) following the coup on May 22.
Sihasak said that the Myanmar Foreign Affairs Minister, as Asean chair, understands political situations in Thailand and would help clarify the plan for reform and steps to return to normalcy of the NCPO.
The ten-member grouping has no concerns about Thailand and is sending its moral support to the reconciliation and democratic process in the country, the Myanmar minister said.
Sihasak quoted the minister as saying that it is confident of Thailand's ability to support the development of Asean.
Sihasak also ordered Thai ambassadors and consuls to explain the situation in Thailand to overseas governments and the private sector to boost confidence in the NCPO's plan to restore peace and order in Thailand.