Deputy PM thanks everyone who rescued Moo Pa football team from cave

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BANGKOK, July 11 (TNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon expressed gratitude towards all parties that successfully rescued 12 young footballers and their coach of the Moo Pa Academy team from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province.

Love and unity among local and international people supported the successful mission and authorities would draw lessons from the incident for the sake of future rescue missions, Gen Prawit was quoted as saying.

Defence spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit said Gen Prawit praised all rescue parties for following His Majesty the King’s guidelines for systematic and careful plans for the rescue mission.

Administrative authorities had run their rescue command center systematically and efficiently at the cave while safety was not compromised, the spokesman quoted Gen Prawit as saying.

Gen Prawit stressed that the accomplished mission resulted from love among Thai and international people, humanity, determination, mutual support, cooperation and generosity.

Besides, Gen Prawit ordered the Interior Ministry to invite local and international organizations involved in the rescue to exchange experiences and opinions and work out effective rescue plans, Lt Gen Kongcheep said.

The 12 boys and their football coach had been trapped in the flooded Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province since June 23. Their extraction started Sunday and was completed Tuesday. (TNA)