FM: International community has more confidence in Thailand


NEW YORK, Sept 29 – Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, Thailand’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, reports satisfaction with his attendance at the 69th UN General Assembly in New York. 

He said that friendly nations were confident of the work of the Thai government that was leading the country to secure democracy as well as of Thailand’s international role.

Gen Tanasak delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Afterwards he said that in participating he learned that all countries had confidence in and support for Thailand.

He said it was a good opportunity for Thailand to present its cooperation with the international community including its efforts to cope with global warming, the Ebola virus disease, terrorist acts and to promote sustainable development.

Gen Tanasak told the general assembly that Thailand needed to make some changes for its own security. He insisted that Thailand remained in its democratic atmosphere and ensured human rights and transparency and the Thai government would work for the security of ASEAN.

In New York Gen Tanasak attended ASEAN-UN and ASEAN-US meetings, met informally with ASEAN ministers and members of the US-ASEAN Business Council who, he said, expressed confidence in Thailand.

He also met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and had bilateral talks with the Bahraini prime minister and representatives of several countries including China. He said that all countries expressed better friendship towards Thailand.

Norachit Sinhaseni, Thai ambassador and permanent representative to the UN, said that attempts to explain the necessity to take charge of national administration by this government reduced the number of parties that misunderstood Thai situations.

Many countries praised the Thai government for creating stability and peace in the country, he said.