Bangkok, 28th June 2013 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted 100,000 US dollars in financial assistance to the Indian government to help alleviate the flood crisis situation.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, yesterday represented the Thailand and the Thai government in presenting the 100,000 US dollars, roughly 3 million Thai baht, financial assitance to the Indian government, represented by H.E. Anil Wadhwa, Ambassador of India to Thailand.
The flood occurred in Uttarakhand state in the North of India on June 17th. A monsoon hit the area with heavy rain storms, triggering widespread landslides in the Himalayas. Barrages of water, mud, and rocks wiped out several villages, causing as many as a thousand deaths and a number of injuries.
As an ally with close relations for over 65 years, since the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Thailand, the Thai government has stepped in to help rehabilitate the devastated state of Uttarakhand.