Thailand to train 3,000 nurses for Bahrain
The newly appointed Thai government will provide nursing training to some 3,000 persons, mostly natives of the three troubled southern provinces, before sending them to work in hospitals in Bahrain, said Chakrapob Penkair, minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office.
The decision is to be taken by the government following yesterday's talks between visiting Bahraini Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and his Thai counterpart Samak Sundaravej during a luncheon party held at Government House, said Mr. Chakrapob who acting as government spokesman.
The two government leaders also held talks on ways to strengthen relations between the wo countries and shared the opinion that direct flights between Bangkok and Bahrain should be resumed, said Mr. Chakrapob.
The prime minister of Bahrain last month had held discussions with the previous Thai prime minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont and the latter thanked Bahrain for helping Thailand provide accurate information on the continuing insurgency in the three Thai southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.
More than 2,800 people have been killed since the violence erupted in the three southern border provinces in January 2004. (TNA)