The new Thai foreign minister said that he would intervene in the Myanmar issue.
According to Prachatai, an online newspaper in Thailand, Panpree Phathithanukorn, the new Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that if necessary for Myanmar's affairs, take the advice of the ASEAN rotating chairman, Thailand would consider informal discussions with Myanmar instead of following the ASEAN route. He said that since Myanmar's political situation is only internal, there is no way to solve this problem through domestic law and it should be resolved through ASEAN procedures. He also said that ASEAN's role cannot be ignored as Myanmar continues to try to comply with the 5 ASEAN Common Agreements to end violence and conflict. The Thai government also said that it is continuing to try to implement this common agreement.
Myanmar has to solve the conflicts in Myanmar's Democratic efforts, and all the issues related to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on its own. However, he said that Thailand will mediate in discussions with ASEAN to facilitate Myanmar's peaceful efforts. He said that the meetings between the two higher-ranking officials on drugs and border crossing could be held.