The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand welcomes the latest agreement on the additional release of hostages beginning today, mainly women and children, taken in the violence in Israel and Gaza.
The Ministry recognizes this latest achievement as an important breakthrough after many weeks of intense negotiations. The Ministry also welcomes the agreed humanitarian pause, as called for by the United Nations Security Council, to ensure humanitarian support reaches those in need.
Thailand fervently hopes that this momentum can be maintained so that the remaining hostages, which include Thai nationals, are released at the earliest opportunity. Thailand reiterates our strong call toward that end.
The Ministry highly commends the efforts of the Governments of Qatar, Israel, the United States, Egypt, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and all of those involved in securing this latest additional release of hostages, and sends its sincerest regards to them and their families.