Thailand Reaffirm Its Commitment to Democracy

Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has reaffirmed Thailand’s commitment to democracy while meeting Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden in Poland.
In his meeting with Mr. Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Foreign Minister Kasit expressed Thailand’s wish to learn more from Sweden’s experience in democracy development, particularly in the areas of decentralization, civic participation, and transparency.

According a release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Kasit took this opportunity to reaffirm Thailand’s commitment to working closely with the Community, particularly in terms of democracy education to equip Thai citizens with a better understanding of democracy which does not only include elections, but also issues of accountability, good governance and freedom of expression.

Foreign Minister Kasit also held “corridor meetings” with his counterparts from Lithuania, and Montenegro. With Mr. Audronius Azubalis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Foreign Minister discussed Thailand’s interest in seeking more cooperation in such areas as high technology and the green economy, as the Kingdom moves toward a more knowledge-based society.

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