South Korea called on Wednesday for an early and peaceful stabilization of Thailand in the wake of a military coup, while advising its citizens against visiting the Southeast Asian country.
Vice Foreign Minister Lee Kyu-hyung said that the political crisis in Thailand should be resolved "peacefully at an early date."
Thailand's army commander sent tanks and troops into the streets of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, early on Wednesday, and declared martial law, seizing power from the prime minister who was attending the UN General Assembly in New York.
Earlier on Wednesday, South Korea issued a travel advisory, asking those planning to travel to Thailand to "carefully consider the necessity of the visit and refrain from travelling to the area for the time being."
The government also said its embassy in Thailand is operating around the clock to ensure the safety of South Korean citizens in Thailand.