New York

20 June 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with H.E. Mr. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

The Secretary-General spoke yesterday by telephone with H.E. Mr. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Prime Minister of Thailand.

The Secretary-General reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support Thailand during this critical juncture to facilitate a swift return to democracy.

Referring to reports about restrictions on the freedoms of expression, opinion and assembly ahead of the 7 August referendum on the draft constitution, the Secretary-General stressed that an open and inclusive debate would be essential to ensuring the legitimacy of the constitution and achieving national unity.