Thailand’s envoy to the Philippines said Manila’s travel advisory to his country is “understandable” following the bomb attack that killed 20 people and injured more than 100, including a Filipino.
Speaking to journalists at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations foundation day reception at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Wednesday evening, Thai Ambassador Thanatip Upatising said he was informed by the Department of Foreign Affairs of its policy before it issued a public security alert for Thailand following the attack in Bangkok.
“That is understandable to me,” he said as he assured the Philippines that Thailand is “doing its best to bring the culprit to justice.”
Thanatip also said the Thai government is working closely among responsible agencies within the ASEAN, including the Philippines, on security cooperation. ASEAN includes Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
“I believe that will be done through our agency in Bangkok with the Philippine embassy,” he said.