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After Coup

Junta chief satisfied with foreign governments' better understanding

Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha is satisfied with the campaign to explain about political situation after coup as more foreign governments and businessmen get better understanding, said a junta deputy spokesman.

Col Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, tasked with foreign relations, said Gen Prayuth attaches great importance to making foreign countries better understand the situation in Thailand as the country will eventually continue to adhere to the democratic system.

Relevant government agencies have been ordered to explain the situation in Thailand, especially to some countries which have downgraded relations or cut aid to Thailand following the bloodless coup, said Col Weerachon.

A weekly meeting will be held from now on in which Thai military attaches will be briefed on how to explain or communicate with foreign governments to enable them to better understand the NCPO objectives, said Col Weerachon.

Military relations with the US and Australia remain strong although the two countries have disapproved Thailand’s military takeover, he said.

A number of foreign diplomats, including the Indian ambassador to Thailand, will meet to confer with Gen Prayuth soon after they have understood the political situation in the kingdom, Col Weerachon added.


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