Kuwait, Oman tell their nationals to leave Thailand

national January 18, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Kuwait and Oman have advised their nationals to leave Thailand, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official.

Sek Wannamethee, director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department, said Kuwait and Oman have told their nationals to leave the country.

They are the first to have issued such advice to their people, as other countries have so far only advised their nationals against travelling to Thailand, or to avoid areas of protest in Bangkok.

The United Arab Emirates, another Middle Eastern state, has advised its nationals to postpone their trips to Thailand, he said.

So far, 46 countries have issued warnings for their nationals regarding the renewed political tensions in Thailand, according to Sek.

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