Phnom Phen/Singapore, 8 October 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong expressed their condolences to the Government of Thailand over the horrific incident of the mass shooting at a children’s day-care center in Thailand.

Condolence from the Cambodian Prime Minister

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his deepest condolences to the Royal Government of Thailand and the victim’s families over the shooting at the children’s day-care center

Prime Minister Hun Sen offered his condolence during a phone call with Thai Chief Minister of Education, Science, Research, and Innovation Anek Lauthamatas at the Peace Palace on Friday morning.

Sympathy letter from the Prime Minister of SingaporeĀ Ā 

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong wrote a Sympathy Letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha over the Mass Shooting.

In his letter, the Prime Minister wrote that he was deeply saddened to hear about the mass shooting that took place in Nong Bua Lam Phu on Thursday.

He noted that so many innocent lives were lost in this terrible act of violence, most of which were children.

Prime Minister Hsien expressed his sincere sympathies to the bereaved families of the victims of this tragic event on behalf of the Singapore government.

He also prayed for the quick recovery of everyone who was injured.

Moreover, the Prime Minister said this heinous act deserves to be condemned in the strongest terms at all levels and that Singapore stands in solidarity with Thailand in this difficult time.

The Incident of Mass Killing

According to the media report, approximately 34 people were killed on October 6, 2022, in a mass shooting at a childrenā€™s daycare in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, Thailand by a former police officer. The victims included 23 children and adults.

Subsequently, the shooter also shot himself.

Relations between Cambodia and Thailand

The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Kingdom of Thailand established their diplomatic relations in December 1950.

Both countries share not only common borders but also similar traditions, cultures, and religions.

They have solidified their broad base cooperation that spans a vast horizon encompassing many areas of mutual interest like politics, security, economy, trade and investment, education, healthcare, connectivity, and people-to-people exchange.

Relations between Singapore and Thailand

Thailand and Singapore established their diplomatic relations in 1965.

Both countries share multi-faceted bilateral ties. They cooperate closely at regional and international forums.

Strong economic links and robust defense ties are key pillars of the relationship.

Thailand and Singapore also have extensive technical cooperation, including under the Singapore Cooperation Program and the Singapore-Thailand Third Country Training Program, where both countries jointly provide technical assistance to other developing countries in the region.

The Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Singapore to attend the opening ceremony of the Global Young Scientists Summit 2020.

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