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The British Ambassador to Thailand Mark Kent has called the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinak on 14 January 2015 and has taken this chance to be updated on the current political developments in Thailand.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs explained that the political landscape of Thailand is different from other nations, and the government is moving towards the reform on 11 aspects that include the suppression of corruption.
He said that the reform process will proceed quickly and cautiously, where the roadmap will eventually lead the nation to the general election.
Regarding bilateral cooperations, the British Ambassador ensured Thailand that the UK will continue to work with the country on trade, investment, education, science, technology, innovation, and culture.
The UK and Thailand will push forward the freshly launched Newton Fund cooperations that promotes cooperation in science, technology, and innovation, while both countries have agreed to hold activities and celebrations along the year 2015 to celebrate the fifth decade of Thailand-UK relations.
The British Ambassador to Thailand has also thanked the Prime Minister for the suspension of the Foreign Business Act amendment which has raised concerns among foreign investors, and for providing information of the murder case in Koh Tao during September 2014.