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Prayuth shrugs off US, EU's Opposition

Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha Tuesday shrugged off opposition from the European Union and the US government to the National Council for Peace and Order, saying the NCPO will go on running the country.

Despite the opposition from the western democracies, the NCPO would go on solving national problems, Army chief Prayuth said during the NCPO meeting at the Army headquarters.

The EU has downgraded the ties with Thailand because of the power seizure by the NCPO while the US government has condemned the coup and cancelled all military exercises and cooperation.

"Although the United States and the EU have expressed their stands in opposition to the NCPO running the country, the NCPO adheres to its main principle. That is, the NCPO will go on solving the country's problems by taking into account the country's pride," Prayuth told the meeting.

He thanked officials from all sides for cooperting with the NCPO in its works during the past month.

He said the NCPO would speed up several works and would try to cut procedures to get the works done as soon as possible.

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