Statement on the latest developments in the Middle East: humanitarian pause and release of hostages


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.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.