Yesterday’s peaceful holding of the first fully-contested parliamentary elections in Thailand since 2011 constitutes an important step towards restoring a democratic form of governance. Thai citizens have participated in large numbers to this exercise, to shape the future of their country.
We look forward to the announcement of the election results as soon as possible. It is also important that any reported irregularities are resolved swiftly and transparently.
As the European Union, we look forward to the formation of a government that reflects the will of the electorate. We stand ready to work with the new government in order to build a deeper relationship with Thailand, to the benefit of our citizens.