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Foreign Minister welcomes EU decision to resume political ties with Thailand

Dec 12. 2017
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai
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By The Nation

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Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has welcomed the European Union (EU)’s decision to resume political contacts "at all levels" with Thailand.

“The most significant thing is that the EU has relaxed its stance [towards Thailand]. Political development ... now moves one step forward,” Don said on Tuesday before attending the weekly Cabinet meeting at Government House.

The EU on Monday agreed to resume political contact “at all levels” with Thailand, more than three years after suspending ties in protest at the military coup in Bangkok.

Don said that from now, all official political contact, as well as exchange visits between leaders or officials of European countries and Thailand, can go ahead.

The relaxation will also have a good psychological affect on investors, he said.

He added that talks between the EU and Thailand on business cooperation, such as a free trade agreement, could proceed when the time is right.

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