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Foreign Secretary comments on the Thai elections

Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken following elections in Thailand on 3 July.

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Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“I congratulate the people of Thailand for exercising their democratic right to vote in yesterday’s general election. As a long-standing friend of the Kingdom, the UK very much hopes that the new government, once formed, will help Thailand to move forward and heal the divisions in society. It is vital that fundamental rights and freedoms are cherished, and people throughout the country benefit from economic growth. The UK firmly believes that a democratically elected government with the backing of the people can and should help the country develop in this direction.”

Published 4 July 2011