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UN confirms Ban spoke with Surapong

UN spokesman confirms secretary-general Ban spoke with Surapong

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NEW YORK - United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon did have a telephone conversation with caretaker Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul to discuss Thailand's political situation, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said at a daily press briefing on Thursday. 

"Well, I think the Thai [media] have reported a telephone conversation with the foreign minister, and I confirm that there was such a telephone conversation," Mr Nesirky said.

He said the secretary-general was closely monitoring the situation in Thailand and was concerned about the recent violence.

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