BANGKOK, 8 April 2015 – The government has reiterated its wish to strengthen friendship and cooperation with all nations, expressing thanks to those that continue to show amicable support for Thailand.
The statement came after the meeting between Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha. During the visit to Thailand, Russia expressed interest in buying 80,000 tons of Thai rubber in 2016 as she sees an opportunity to sell defense equipment to Thailand.
Speaking on behalf of the premier, Deputy Government Spokesperson, Col. Sansern Kaewkamnerd stressed the country’s appreciation for all the countries which have maintained friendly ties with the Thai government all along, despite cool reaction from certain countries whose stance Thailand respects.
According to the Deputy Government Spokesperson, the government’s active bids to boost ties with other countries are indeed a gesture of gratitude to those that understand the country’s situation and continue to cooperate with the government in a constructive manner, clearing up doubts as to whether the government is trying to compensate for the impact of reaction of some countries.
Col. Sansern said the country merely hoped for understanding from foreign countries as it carried on with the national reform, which should be based on trust and mutual respect.