50 countries express concern about Thailand’s political situation


BANGKOK, Dec 18 ––  Some 50 countries have expressed concern about Thailand’s political situation and given support to Thailand in its political movement to uphold democracy under the Thai Constitution, according to caretaker Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

Mr Surapong, in his capacity as Director of Center for Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO), said that until now 50 countries have issued statements endorsing Thailand’s democracy and wanting Thailand to keep on the democracy path.

He said the latest countries that issue statements on situation in Thailand are India and Sri Lanka.

Moreover, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in annual year-end statement has mentioned on Thailand, calling on all parties to refrain from using force.

The UN chief has also said that he is pleased with the Thai government’s decision to resolve the political tension through the democratic process, Mr Surapong said.

The deputy premier said this was considered the first time in the world arena that as many as 50 countries have issued similar statements on Thailand’s political situation in one week.

These countries have shared the same concern and did not want Thailand to leave the democratic path, said Mr Surapong.