14 May 2021
On 14 May 2021, H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, met with Mrs. Christine Schraner Burgener, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar, to exchange perspectives and views on the situation in Myanmar.
The two sides exchanged views regarding approaches in addressing the situation in Myanmar. They discussed the important role of the UN, ASEAN, including Thailand as a neighbouring country of Myanmar, as well as other countries, in promoting dialogue and finding possible sustainable solutions for the current situation in the interests of the Myanmar people.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined Thailand’s ongoing commitment to engage and cooperate constructively with mechanisms of the UN and ASEAN, while the Special Envoy stressed that the UN placed importance on ASEAN in finding possible solutions to the situation in Myanmar as well as the issue of humanitarian assistance.
The Special Envoy’s visit to Thailand is a part of her regional tour to meet with various interlocutors on the situation in Myanmar. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs also had a discussion over the phone with the Special Envoy prior to his departure for the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting.
On the same day, the Special Envoy also met with H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, during which the Prime Minister reaffirmed Thailand’s readiness and support for the role of the UN and ASEAN with regard to the situation in Myanmar.