EU punishes Thai military junta

(VOVworld) – 28 EU foreign ministers on Monday criticized the Thai army for its takeover a month ago and agreed on sanctions against the military junta. Their statement announced that the EU will halt all official visits to Thailand and suspend the signing of a cooperation accord.

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Thailand receives EU sanctions for the military takeover. (Photo: Reuters)

The ministers expressed "extreme concern" over developments in Thailand, suggesting the military should restore "as a matter of urgency the legitimate democratic process and the constitution through credible and inclusive elections". The EU urged the Thai junta to respect human rights and freedom and warned that the block will take a look back at its relations with Thailand and consider stricter sanctions depending on future developments. Only a speedy return to democracy and credible, inclusive elections can restore the EU-Thailand relationship.   

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