British Ambassador urges Thai junta leader to restore democracy

British Ambassador Mark Kent on Thursday met with junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and urged the general to return democracy to Thailand and respect human rights.
 
According to the UK in Thailand Facebook page, Kent called on Gen Prayut to discuss a range of issues. He urged PM Gen Prayut to fulfil his promise to restore democracy to Thailand by the end of 2015, and to maintain respect for human rights.
 
Ambassador Kent also raised tourist safety and security and the importance of maintaining an open, fair and transparent business environment for investors. He asked for assurances that British and other foreign investment in Thailand would not be jeopardized by new legislation.
 
Kent affirmed that the UK stands ready to engage with Thai ministries and agencies, as well as the private sector and civil society, to take forward work in all these areas and on other issues of mutual interest.
 
Mark Kent (left) and Prayut Chan-o-cha (right) meet on Thursday .Photo courtesy of UK in Thailand

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