Thai FM to explain South conflict to world Muslim conference

Thai FM Nitya Pibulsonggram will attend the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers later this month to clarify the policy being implemented by the Thai government to resolve conflicts in the far South, the foreign ministry said.

Thai FM to explain South conflict to world Muslim conference
Thailand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nitya Pibulsonggram will attend the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) later this month to clarify the policy being implemented by the Thai government to resolve conflicts in the far South, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Spokesman Tharit Jarungwat told reporters that Mr. Nitya would participate in the 34th session of the ICFM in Islamabad, Pakistan May 15-17.

Thailand is attending the meeting as an observer.

The 34th session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers will be a regular annual session to review the work of the the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and its subsidiary and affiliated institutions.

Pakistan has extended invitations to all 57 member countries of the OIC to attend the three-day conference.

The spokesman said Mr. Nitya would explain the current situation in Thailand's far South to other Muslim nations for their better understanding, and that he is scheduled to address the meeting on Thai policy to solve the problems with "peaceful and reconciliatory measures."

OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu visited Thailand late last month and met Prime Minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont and Army Chief and Council for National Security (CNS) chairman Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratkalin discussing the situation of Muslims in southern Thailand.
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