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Surapong clarifies Ban invite

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Caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul denies the government has invited United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help mediate the political strife in Thailand. 

He said the government merely wants to hear Mr Ban's experiences of mediating conflicts in other countries.

Mr Surapong was speaking on Friday in response to opposition to Mr Ban's invite, raised in the form of an open letter circulated at the Foreign Ministry and on social media.

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