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Media release

22 January 2008

Thai Parliamentary Elections

I welcome the return to parliamentary democracy in Thailand. The elected Thai Parliament convened on 21 January following peaceful and orderly elections held on 23 December 2007.

Australia and Thailand have long-standing and deep connections. Thailand is also an important country in our region.

The Australian Government looks forward to working closely and cooperatively with the newly-elected government in areas of mutual interest. These include trade and investment, law enforcement, defence, counter-terrorism, education, security, migration and tourism.

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