Thailand is committed to offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar and aims to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to foster peace in the neighbouring nation, as stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara.
During the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Mr. Parnpree engaged in a discussion about Myanmar, joined by Vice Minister Sihasak Phuangketkeow and high-ranking officials from global organizations.
Mr. Parnpree discussed Thailand’s proactive and innovative efforts in promoting peace, stability, and unity in Myanmar, in partnership with other ASEAN countries.
He stressed the importance of involving all Myanmar parties in talks aimed at achieving harmony and peaceful political solutions.
Mr. Parnpree mentioned that Thailand has extended necessary humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, particularly to those who have fled the conflict in Myanmar to the Thai border.
The Thai government has been in conversations with Myanmar’s government to explore avenues for delivering humanitarian aid to Myanmar citizens in need within their nation.
Additionally, Mr. Parnpree had a one-on-one talk with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Mirjana Spoljaric Egger.
He expressed Thailand’s pleasure in hosting the ICRC’s regional office and its commitment to providing humanitarian aid in the area, notably cross-border assistance to Myanmar.
The Thai government will support Laos, this year’s ASEAN chair, in strengthening ASEAN’s role in fostering dialogue and reconciliation in Myanmar and the wider region.
Furthermore, Mr. Parnpree and Ms. Spoljaric exchanged views on the Israel and Gaza conflict, agreeing on the necessity for ceasefire talks to facilitate humanitarian aid.
Mr. Parnpree also implored the ICRC to persist in efforts ensuring the safe and prompt release of the eight remaining Thai captives.