Weekly Press Conference Summary Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Weekly Press Conference Summary Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Weekly Press Conference Summary Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Summary of weekly press conferences

Friday the 17th November 2023 11.00 o’clock n.

In the press conference room Facebook Live Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1. Meeting of Ambassadors and Consuls General around the world for the year 2023 (2024 Nov 23)

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is scheduled to hold a meeting of ambassadors and consuls general around the world. From November 20 to 24, 2023, under the title “Proactive Diplomacy in a Polarized World,” which will include the Ambassador, Consul General, and Trade Attaché. Investment attachés from around the world came to receive the policies from the Prime Minister and Prime Minister/Foreign Minister. Including discussions with various sectors, both the private and academic sectors. And on such an occasion as well
  • Important government strategic issues such as trade and investment will also be discussed.
    Proactive economic diplomacy Digital economy Green economy, environment, carbon neutrality, land bridge goal, soft power and tourism promotion
  • Important activities
    • Important government policies receive “proactive economic diplomacy” from the Prime Minister
    • Receiving foreign policy from the Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Meeting with the Commercial Attaché (Ministry of Commerce) and Assistant Attaché for Investment (Board of Investment)
      Joint identification of key target countries to lead proactive economic diplomacy.
    • A meeting with the governors of the border provinces to discuss opportunities to strengthen relations with neighboring countries.
  • The ministry will have a schedule for the media so they can take photos at the beginning. Includes opportunities to meet Ambassadors and Consuls-General about topics of interest. We will inform the media later. By media interested in interviewing any special ambassadors/students. Please inform the Media Department in another way.

2. Visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister to Thailand. Iran policy (22November 23. 2023)

  • Mr. Ali Bagheri Kani, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, is scheduled to pay an official visit to Thailand. Between 22-23 November 2023
  • In the past, the two sides last exchanged high-level visits in 2016.
    • Thailand visits Iran In January 2016 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Don Pramudwinai paid an official visit to Iran. He was co-chairman of the 9th meeting of the Joint Committee for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Academic, Agricultural and Scientific Cooperation between Thailand and Iran.
      Followed by February 2016 Royal School Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak made an official visit to Iran
    • Iran visits Thailand In March 2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif paid an official visit to Thailand. It participated in the 14th Ministerial Meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) which followed in October 2016. President of Iran Mr. Hassan Rouhani made an official visit to Thailand. She participated in the second summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue
  • Their last high-level discussion was on 31 October 2023 with the Prime Minister/Foreign Minister. He met Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Doha during his visit to Qatar during the same period. To discuss the situation in the Middle East
  • During this visit, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkaw, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Wan Mohamed Noor Matha, Speaker of the National Assembly and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Representatives Bank and will discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in all fields. Issues of common interest, including the situation in the Middle East
  • Thailand and Iran have had relations for more than 400 years, dating back to the Ayutthaya period and the Persian Empire. Diplomatic relations were established between them on November 9, 1955. The two countries have important mechanisms for implementing relations, such as the joint Thai-Iranian meeting of the Committee on Trade and Commerce (COMT) at the level of foreign ministers, and the Joint Committee on Trade. At the defense level and a meeting to discuss policy at the level of the administrative organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries.

3. Updates on the situation in Israel and Gaza

  • Impact on Thai people
    • 39 people died at the Royal Thai Embassy and 39 bodies were returned to Thailand, according to the number confirmed by the Israeli authorities.
    • Wounded – 3 people undergoing medical treatment.
      • In addition, since there is news on social media about the embassy not being informed of the infected cases, we would like to know that the Ambassador in Tel Aviv accompanied by the Minister, Labor Affairs Advisor and officials of the Royal Thai Embassy visit the injured Thai workers who are being treated in hospitals regularly. Including one of the main missions of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters / Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters around the world which attaches importance to the welfare of the Thai people.
    • Hostages were taken – 25 people
  • Help status overview
    • Since November 4, 2023, after Thais in Israel returned to Thailand, fewer people have contacted them for help. Royal Thai Embassy The evacuation center at the hotel has been closed. She has been processed at the Royal Thai Embassy instead for the past 10 days.251 people are asking for help With assistance in booking tickets, preparing emergency travel documents and delivering them to the airport and providing advice via phone and other channels such as Facebook.
    • On November 10, 2023, the Department of Consular Affairs held a ceremony to present badges of honor. A certificate of honor and a souvenir “Volunteer Consul” T-shirt to thank Ms. Vibhvadee Wanchai OP Jam for sacrificing and taking risks to help Thai workers in Israel get out of dangerous areas in the past.
    • The Ministry is moving forward with various agencies to implement relevant matters such as (1) collecting documents to compensate Thais who returned from Israel on their own, and (2) collecting DNA samples to send to the Israeli authorities for identity verification. Missing properties

4. Progress in helping Thai people from Lao Cai township, Shan State, Myanmar.

  • In the past, the Thai government has been monitoring the situation and continuing to assist the Thai people in Myanmar. The situation is sensitive and there are restrictions on entering the area, however, please be assured that the Ministry and all relevant agencies are working hard to help our Thai brothers and sisters return to Thailand as soon as possible.
  • Latest case of Thai people
    • A group of 41 Thais fled Lao Cai town before fighting broke out. The Myanmar authorities arranged for their safe arrival in Chiangtung. Currently, the Thai authorities are coordinating with the Myanmar side to send the aforementioned group of people to travel to Thailand through the Mae Sai-Tachileik checkpoint. .
    • Status of Thai people in Lao Cai city
      • The group, which was at a military camp in Myanmar, has now been transferred to a hospital under the care of Myanmar authorities, totaling 165 people.
      • Employer-initiated groups from the workplace Stay safely in Lao Cai City. They are currently waiting for the Myanmar authorities to send them to join another group of Thais, numbering 89 people.

** These two groupsTotal 254 people The Royal Thai Armed Forces headquarters in Yangon verified his nationality. Emergency travel documents have been issued and everyone is ready to travel

  • The group that may still be in the work area and waiting for their employer to release them includes approximately 40 to 50 people, and FTI is watching closely to provide further assistance.
  • STI has always joined the Emanuel Foundation in providing food assistance to this group of Thai people.
  • Upon arrival in Thailand the above groups of Thais will enter the screening process (National Referral Mechanism) to find out whether they are victims of human trafficking or not.

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