Kuwait’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Sami Al-Hamad spoke highly ties with Thailand, saying much progress has been made in bilateral relations over the years.
There has been an increase in cooperation between Kuwait and Thailand, especially in the healthcare sector, Al-Hamad said on the sidelines of a meeting over consular affairs involving diplomats from both nations.
He revealed that some 70000 Kuwaitis visited the Southeast Asian nation last year, which he said was a testament to the “exceptional ties” shared by both countries.
“We are working on simplifying visa requirements for Kuwaiti nationals looking to visit Bangkok, “a Thai diplomat said, hoping that similar initiatives will follow suit soon.
He added that some 2000 Thais currently live in Kuwait, making up one of many diasporas found in the Gulf nation.
The 12 boys and their soccer coach were released from the hospital and made their first public appearance since they were rescued from a cave in Thailand.
Thailand’s navy seals say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks.
The group was found by British rescue divers after 10 days in the cave, perched on a rock shelf in a small chamber about 4km from the cave mouth.
A former Thai navy diver has died while taking part in efforts to rescue the boys, Petty Officer Saman Gunan lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks, The “Wild Boars” team has been stuck in a cramped chamber several kilometers inside the Tham Luang cave complex since June 23, when they went in after football practice and were hemmed in by rising waters.
6 of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach, who were trapped underground for more than two weeks, Thai officials said.
49 people are missing after a tourist boat capsized off the popular island resort of Phuket in Thailand, according to officials, Having earlier reported that at least seven people were missing after the vessel overturned in the Andaman Sea, the governor of the island has now upgraded the total, The boat was carrying 97 passengers.
Governor Norraphat Plodthong revealed that only 48 people, all from a group of Chinese tourists, had been rescued so far, with all the others unaccounted for, He earlier said that 90 people had been rescued from the boat, which was returning to Phuket from the island of Koh Racha when it came up against rough waves in the early evening.
A search for a missing teenage football team believed trapped in a cave complex in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai entered its third day on Tuesday as concern grew for the welfare of the boys and their coach, Teams from the Royal Thai Navy had halted search efforts late on Monday, saying oxygen levels were low in some parts of the complex in the Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Noon forest park in the province.