November 15, 2007
THAILAND : Politics
Thai PM assures consuls of new government in February
Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont on Wednesday assured the consuls of many countries that Thailand would have a newly elected government within February of next year.
He gave his assurances as he presided over the World Federation of Consuls 2007 held for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In addition to participation by honourary consuls in Thailand, the event serves as a venue to boost trade and investment, and to promote cultural exchange. It is also organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the World Consular Federation's establishment.
Gen. Surayud said he wanted all participating consuls to have confidence in Thailand's readiness to restore democracy in the country.
"It is expected that our country will have the new government within February of next year," he said.
The Thai premier also invited the consuls to join in celebrating His Majesty the King's 80th birthday, during which time many grand activities are scheduled to take place.
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