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Foreign Ministry: Boost tourist safety

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is calling on relevant agencies to come up with new measures to improve the safety of tourists, and warning motorists to drive more safely. 

Reporters on Thursday asked Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul for his views on tourist warnings issued by the United States, England and Australia highlighting Thailand's poor road conditions, unsafe drivers and lenient law enforcement. 

Mr Surapong said both Thailand and the home countries of tourists must help oversee the safety of foreign visitors.

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