EU High Representative call on all Thais to abide by democracy principles


BANGKOK, 15 Dec 2013, Catherine Ashton, the European Union High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, has called on all sides in Thailand to abide by democracy principles. 

The comment was made by Ms. Catherine Ashton’ s spokesperson, who was referring to the current ongoing political instability in Thailand.

According to the spokesperson, Ms. Catherine’s concerns rose following her visit to Thailand on November 13th, 2013, and several other incidents that have since unfolded. The EU High Representative said all parties should abide by democratic principles in order to avoid escalation of violence and to resolve their differences through peaceful means.

High Representative Catherine has called on everyone involved to seize the opportunity of the February 2nd’s general election to move forward peacefully within Thailand’s democratic and constitutional framework.