Thai PM to send cabinet member to Middle East

Thai PM to send cabinet member to Middle East

THAILAND’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin assured that a cabinet minister is now preparing to leave for the Middle East as families of Thai hostages taken by Hamas await news of their loved ones.

SRETTHA refused to give the name of the official that will be deployed to the region as the government renewed calls to release hostages taken captive by Hamas.

The Prime Minister said additional measures for Thai workers will be announced on Tuesday to prepare for their return which include low-interest loans with a long-term repayment period.

Meanwhile, Srettha voiced out his stance on the horrifying video shown by Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gilad Erdan during the UN General Assembly last week which involved a member of Hamas decapitating a Thai worker.

The Prime Minister said that the move only added fuel to the fire and noted that Thailand is a neutral country that is not part of the conflict.

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry revealed on Sunday that the number of Thais being held hostage has risen from 19 to 22.

The number of deaths and injured citizens remains the same, at 32 and 19 respectively.

 

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