Foreign Min releases statement condemning recent attacks


BANGKOK, 26 February 2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement condemning recent violent incidents that have claimed many lives and wounded several others. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul made a statement on Tuesday, condemning in the strongest terms the recent acts of violence in Trat Province on February 22nd, and at the area around the Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok the next day, which resulted in loss of lives and injuries of innocent civilians.

The minister also condemned those who perpetrated such senseless and brutal violence, adding that those incidents would only serve to further escalate the current political situation.

Minister Surapong lastly expressed his condolences to families, relatives, and friends of those who lost their lives as well as those who have been injured, while giving a strong assurance that the government would launch a full investigation into the brutal acts in order to bring the culprits to justice as soon as possible.