Thailand is saddened to learn of the tragic incident of 18 April 2015, whereby a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean and as many as 700 people were reported to have been lost. This tragedy, together with other previous similar incidents which claimed many other hundreds of lives, confirms an urgent need for a new European Migration Agenda to address this humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.
To this end, Thailand urges the EU and its Member States to address in a comprehensive manner the situation of irregular migration in the Mediterranean as well as incidents at sea involving migrants and refugees. The EU and its Members States should also work with the concerned parties to address these issues at their root cause to achieve a durable solution.
Reference: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand