Thailand yesterday expressed regret and sadness over the bomb attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the loss of several lives and left many injured.
In a statement, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was deeply saddened to learn of the blasts and shootings in the Indonesian capital.
“On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people, I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and, through you, to the families of those who have lost their loved ones in this tragic incident,” the statement read.
Thailand joins Indonesia and the international community in strongly condemning this heinous act, Prayut said, adding “I wish to assure you that the Thai government stands ready to support, in any possible way, Indonesia in this difficult time”.
Meanwhile Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said he learned with profound sadness about the fatal bomb explosions.
“On behalf of the Foreign Ministry, I wish to extend my deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to you, to the families of the deceased and to the victims in this vicious act of violence. Thailand joins Indonesia and the international community in condemning this act of violence and its perpetrators.”
Separately, the Thai Embassy in Jakarta said no Thai nationals were affected by yesterday’s attacks.
The Foreign Ministry quoted the embassy as saying the situation was already under control, but that it was closely monitoring developments.
The embassy also asked Thais living in Indonesia not to visit the explosion sites, the ministry said, adding that those living there and those who plan to visit Indonesia should keep up with developments. An estimated 4,000 Thais live in Indonesia, 300 of them residing in Jakarta.