Two of political opponents who will be asked to sign the peace reconciliation pact (Photo: BangkokPost)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thai political parties and groups will be asked to sign an agreement to promote reconciliation, said the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Prawit Wongsuwan on January 16.

The agreement should be acceptable to all stakeholders so they can live together peacefully, noted Prawit, who was assigned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to oversee the reconciliation process.

The process had nothing to do with granting amnesty or royal pardon he added.

The same day, he appointed a working group to push forward reconciliation.

According to a survey in Thailand, 70 percent of people said the current administration and political forces need to reach a compromise before conducting a general election.

Nattawut Saikua, a leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) expressed his suspicions of the reconciliation suggestions that the administration has given.

However, the UDD leader said he is willing to support the government’s efforts in national unity.-VNA