Canada Concerned by Continuing Protests in Thailand

December 10, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada is concerned by continuing protests in Bangkok and by renewed risks of associated violence and instability.

“We note that Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called a general election to address current tensions and allow all Thais to express their views democratically.

“Canada urges all parties to engage through the legitimate Thai democratic institutions and uphold the rule of law. It is the right of every Thai citizen to voice their opinions and concerns through peaceful means and to exercise their democratic rights through an inclusive electoral process.”

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