The FDFA calls for an end to the use of violence in Thailand

Bern, Press release, 20.05.2010

Switzerland expresses its sympathy and support to Thailand in the present difficult situation. The FDFA calls on all sides to resume dialogue.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is worried about the renewed outbreak of violence in Bangkok and in the northern regions of Thailand in recent days. It deplores the circumstances that have led to numerous deaths and injuries and to serious damage to property. “The political and social conflict that divides the country can only find a lasting solution at the political level and in the framework of the rule of law”, declared the head of the FDFA, Micheline Calmy-Rey, on Thursday.  

The FDFA appeals to all sides to refrain from the use of violence and to resume political dialogue as soon as possible to calm the situation and to initiate a process of national reconciliation. 

Switzerland expresses its sympathy and support to Thailand in the current difficult domestic political situation. Thailand is not only home to the largest community of Swiss nationals in Asia but is also one of the most popular holiday destinations for the Swiss.   


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