OIC urges for peace talks in Thailand’s restive South


BANGKOK, 31 January 2013  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has suggested that Thailand should depend on the justice system and peace talks in dealing with the southern unrest. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Thursday after his meeting with OIC representatives that Thailand had already been using talks to find solutions to the unrest problem and providing justice to all sides as suggested by the organization. He also confirmed that, with the cooperation from all sides, the Thai government would be ready to enter further talks.

The Deputy PM encouraged instigators of violence in the Deep South to step out and join peace talks with the government, promising that the government would ensure safety for them.