BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 Several foreign countries fear that the current political conflict in Thailand will escalate, while voicing support for the general election.
Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who has recently been assigned by the Prime Minister to oversee the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO), revealed that the international community had expressed its concern over the political situation in Thailand, as several countries feared that the situation in Thailand would exacerbate, while urging the caretaker government to resort to peaceful means in settling differences with the protesters. They also voiced their support for the upcoming general election under the democratic system. The international community also hoped that the election, which is scheduled for February 2nd next year, would go smoothly in order for Thailand to quickly restore peace and stability.
Among the countries making the statement were the USA, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, and China.