Australia limits ties with Thailand army

Three OZ planned activities had been postponed due to the Thai coup

Sydney: Australia is reducing its interaction with Thailand’s military, foreign minister Julie Bishop said on Saturday, adding three planned activities had been postponed due to the coup.

“The Australian government continues to have grave concerns about the actions of the military in Thailand,” Ms Bishop said in a statement with defence minister David Johnston.

“In line with our concerns, Australia is reducing our engagement with the Thai military and will lower the level of our interaction with the leadership.”

They said Australia had postponed three activities planned for coming weeks in Thailand — a military operations law training course for Thai officers, and two reconnaissance visits; including one for a counter terrorism training exercise.

( Source : AFP )
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