New York

03 February 2014

Note to Correspondents on Thailand

In response to questions, the Spokesperson has the following to say:

The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the developments in Thailand. While he recognizes the complexity of the situation and that some chose not to participate in the election, the Secretary-General is concerned that a number of Thai people were not able to exercise their right to vote.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for political differences to be solved through dialogue and in the best interest of the Thai people. Any action that undermines democratic processes and hinder the democratic right of the Thai people cannot be condoned. The Secretary-General encourages all Thais and the political leaders in particular to move towards a political solution based on dialogue, compromise and respect for democratic principles.