Foreigners still confident in Thai security and tourism


BANGKOK, 6 September 2015 (NNT) – Col Winthai Suwaree, spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) today gave a daily statement on TV Pool pertaining to the Bangkok explosion that foreigners are still confident in security measures and a great number of them were visiting famous tourist attractions in Thailand.

Sek Wannamethee, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on TV Pool that the ministry has carried out multidimensional responses to the incidents. It has set up an operational center to coordinate and keep Thai embassies and consulates-general worldwide updated about the situation development.

It has opened a 24-hour hotline to answer all public inquiries, along with tightened security measures. All foreign diplomatic missions in Thailand have shown confidence in the measures Thai authorities have taken to handle the situation.

He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also coordinated for the dispatch of royal messages of condolence to leaders of countries that bomb victims belong to. According to Sek, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has deliberately intended to give best assistance to affected people.

The prime minister has assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to accelerate Visa procedures and specially grant Visa fee exemption to families of deaths and injuries who wished to come to Thailand. The Foreign Ministry Spokesman wa confident Thailand’s tourism situation would soon return to normal definitely.