Beijing, China – In a poignant interview held in Beijing, China, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed his profound sadness at the news of another Thai citizen’s tragic demise in Israel. As the death toll continues to climb, with the tally now standing at a distressing 30, the Thai government has sprung into action, collaborating with all relevant parties to expedite the evacuation of Thai workers ensnared in the turmoil-ridden region.
Prime Minister Srettha disclosed, “Currently, we are able to evacuate an average of 400 Thai citizens per day, and we fully anticipate this number to increase to 600 individuals daily. We are resolute in our commitment to assist all Thai nationals who have expressed a desire to return to their homeland by the conclusion of this month.”
Underlining the urgency of the situation, the Thai premier issued a heartfelt appeal to those who remain undecided about their safety in Israel, acknowledging the potential protraction of the crisis.
“I implore my fellow Thais in Israel to make a crucial decision now and return home. The government stands ready and is fully dedicated to ensuring the swift and secure repatriation of our citizens. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will closely coordinate with the Thai embassy to facilitate flights to transport our people to a secure location before bringing them back to their homeland,” affirmed Prime Minister Srettha.
In a display of unwavering commitment to resolving the crisis, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin had a crucial meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, along with several world leaders. The high-level gathering united in expressing deep concern over the escalating violence in Israel, while fervently voicing their collective hope for an expedient resolution to the ongoing conflict.
The loss of 30 Thai citizens in Israel is an undeniable tragedy, one that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his government are committed to addressing with the utmost urgency. As the Thai people anxiously await their safe return, the world watches closely, hoping for a swift resolution to the conflict in the region.