The Thai Foreign Ministry has assured foreign ambassadors of the government’s patience with the anti-government demonstrators as several countries have offered to be an intermediary.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has summoned a meeting with ambassadors and representatives from 60 countries and eight international organisations, during which he explained the situation and affirmed that the government will be patient with the demonstrators in order to prevent possible violence.

As of now, 10 countries have voiced their concerns over the current political conflict in Thailand , he added.

According to Surapong, Switzerland, England, the US, and China have currently expressed their willingness to act as a mediator to help settle the conflict, as they all want to see peace restored in this country.

The government is open to all suggestions and is willing to consider proposals from those countries, he said.

The Deputy PM also played down rumors that officers have been using life bullets against demonstrators, saying it was a distortion of fact as the government would never hurt the people. He also voiced his concerns to the ambassadors over possible interference from a third party.

Surapong has recently been assigned by Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra to oversee the operation of the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO).-VNA