Thailand and Saudi Arabia introduced on Wednesday that the 2 nations have determined to renew diplomatic relations after over three many years.
In a joint assertion, Thailand’s Prime Minister and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman referred to as it a “historic step” as the 2 nations agreed to nominate ambassadors.
The breakdown in diplomatic relations goes again to the controversial valuable gems theft which triggered a disaster in 1989. It was dubbed the “blue diamond affair”
What was the “blue diamond affair”?
The controversy erupted after a Thai nationwide who labored as a cleaner stole valuable gems value $20 million from a Saudi prince’s home as Saudi officers accused Thai police of bungling the case.
The truth is, stories say Saudi Arabia had despatched an individual to analyze the theft in 1990 however the man mysteriously disappeared at the same time as three Saudi diplomats had been shot lifeless a yr later.
In 2014, the case involving the homicide of the particular person who had visited Bangkok was dropped as a consequence of lack of proof. The 5 males together with a Thai police officer had been exonerated of all costs.
What occurred to the jewels?
The lacking jewels had been by no means discovered amid allegations that Thai officers had grabbed it though Thai authorities returned some jewels however they had been dismissed as fakes by Saudi authorities. The gems reportedly concerned a uncommon 50-carat blue diamond which was by no means discovered.
What occurred to the person who stole the gems?
Thai nationwide Kriangkrai Techamong who stole the jewel was put behind bars for 5 years. He had reportedly offered the gems earlier than being arrested. Techamong grew to become a monk in 2016.
(With inputs from Businesses)