Thai embassies in Europe ready to help flood-affected Thais


BANGKOK, 4 June 2013 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced Thai embassies in European countries hit by heavy floods are ready to give assistance to affected Thais. 

The announcement came as many central European countries such as Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Switzerland are facing major floods.

The ministry stated that embassies in those nations have been coordinating with Thai communities and are providing them with periodic updates on the latest flooding situation in each country, in order for them to get prepared in case of evacuation.

The announcement assured that Thai embassies in Europe have already established contingency plans including relief measures for affected Thais in case the flood situation deteriorates.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovijakchaikul, who is scheduled to make an official visit to Germany from Wednesday to Friday after his visit to Hungary, will meet with his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle.

The visit is aimed at expanding bilateral relations on trade, green economy investment, education and technology. Discussions on economic situations and regional level political cooperation are on the agenda as well.

Mr. Surapong will also attend the opening ceremony of the Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin, in Berlin. He is later on scheduled to preside over the opening of the ‘Thai Business Day’ fair.