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  • Songkran Festival 2018 at Wat Thai Buddharam
    Songkran Festival 2018 at Wat Thai Buddharam
    On Sunday 22 April 2018, Mrs. Nantana Sivakua, Ambassador of Thailand to Australia, together with Mr. Andrew Park, Honourary Consul-General of Thailand to Queensland and Mr. Pawat Ruangvichatron, Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy attended the Songkran Festival 2018 at Wat Thai Buddharam in Brisbane (Logan). This particular Thai temple is the largest Thai Buddhist temple in Queensland and serves as the religious and spiritual centre for the strong 10,000 plus Thai community members in Brisbane and nearby towns and cities. It has been on the current site since 1995 and has organised the Songkran Festival since its establishment with the objective to showcasing and conserving this important tradition that is arguably the most important event for the Thai people. This year, the temple was blessed to have a number of local politicians and high-level civil servants attending the ceremony such as the Hon. Leanne Enoch, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, the Hon. John Paul Langbroek MP, Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing and Multicultural Affairs and Mr. Ian Stewart, Queensland Police Commissioner, just to name a few. There were approximately 8,000 people attending this year’s Festival.
    May 01, 2018
  • ASEAN Bazaar
    ASEAN Bazaar
    On Saturday 21 April 2018 between 12.00 – 18.00 hrs. at the Residence of the Thai Ambassador in Buenos Aires, the Royal Thai Embassy together with the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Embassy of Malaysia, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Embassy of the Philippines hosted the ASEAN Bazaar promoting ASEAN culture and culinary in order to increase awareness of ASEAN to the Argentine public, as well as create unity among the ASEAN communities in Argentina.
    May 01, 2018
  • Royal Thai Embassy host Thai New Years (Songkran Festival) in Pretoria
    Royal Thai Embassy host Thai New Years (Songkran Festival) in Pretoria
    On Sunday 22 April 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted “Songkran Festival in Pretoria” to celebrate the Traditional Thai new year, with over four hundred South Africans, Thais, and diplomats attending the event.
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Exchange of visit to Singapore by Thai junior diplomats
    Exchange of visit to Singapore by Thai junior diplomats
    The group of ๒๐ Thai junior diplomats participated in the exchange visit in Singapore during ๒-๕ April ๒๐๑๘, headed by Mr. Krit Tankanarat, Director of DVIFA. The visit constitutes an important part of the bilateral framework in the Civil Service Exchange Programme (CSEP) between two countries.
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Director-General of the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, and the Thai Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan with residence in Cairo paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the International University of Africa (IUA) in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
    Director-General of the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, and the Thai Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan with residence in Cairo paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the International University of Africa (IUA) in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
    On 24 April 2018, Mr. Jesda Katavetin, Director-General of the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Mr. Chainarong Keratiyutwong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Sudan with residence in Cairo, and delegation, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kamal Obeid, Vice Chancellor of the International University of Africa (IUA) in Khartoum, during the delegation’s visit to Sudan to join the 3rd Thai - Sudan Joint Working Group (JWG). Both sides discussed ways and means to broaden cooperation between the University and the Thai private sector. Furthermore, Mr. Jesda Katavetin expressed his appreciation to the University for consistently providing scholarship awards to Thai students every year. The IUA is home to more than 300 Thai students, and allocates over 100 scholarships to Thai nationals annually.
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait attended the opening ceremony of 9th Kuwait International Prize for Recitation and Memorizing the Holy Quran
    Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait attended the opening ceremony of 9th Kuwait International Prize for Recitation and Memorizing the Holy Quran
    On 10th April 2018, H.E. Dusit Manapan, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, attended the 9th opening ceremony of Kuwait International Prize for Recitation and Memorizing the Holy Quran at Crowne Plaza Hotel. H.H. Sheikh Jabber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait attended the ceremony, together with Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. This year, two Thai Quran readers participated in the event, Mr. Nawawee Arawan and Mr. Muhammadfikri Sama. Thailand came 7th on the recitation of the Holy Quran.
    Apr 24, 2018
  • Dean of Fatoni University paid courtesy call to the Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait
    Dean of Fatoni University paid courtesy call to the Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait
    On 8th April 2018, Dean and Vice Dean of Fatoni University paid a courtesy call on H.E. Dusit Manapan, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, before their attending of the Kuwait International Prize for Memorizing the Holy Quran and its reading and recitation of the Quran in Kuwait. The Dean discussed with the Ambassador on the Kuwaiti government’s support for the university as well as scholarships for the Thai-Muslim students to study in Kuwait.
    Apr 24, 2018
  • The Royal Thai Embassy in Kuwait organised a consular outreach program
    The Royal Thai Embassy in Kuwait organised a consular outreach program
    On the 6th April 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy organised a consular outreach program. H.E. Dusit Manapan, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Diplomats, local staff and members of the Thai Club in Kuwait, visited 181 Thai workers working for the Al Zour Shoreline General Trading Co., at the accomodation located in the Mahbula district. The Embassy provided services such as renewing passports, free medical check up for the Thai workers with the assistance from the Life Connection Church medical team. The medical team provided basic check up such as measuring blood sugar, urine test, blood pressure, and health consulting with a medical doctor. Members of the Thai club in Kuwait, diplomatic and local staff aided as translators. The Embassy also provided Thai food and fruits to the Thai workers at the end of the consular outreach program and distributed pamphlets on useful information about Kuwait such as tourist attractions, supermarkets, do's and don't's, employment regulations and contact information in case of an emergency.
    Apr 24, 2018
  • Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid participated in Bazar Kermes Diplomatico 2018
    Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid participated in Bazar Kermes Diplomatico 2018
    On 15 April 2018, Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid together with Team Thailand in Madrid participated in Bazar Kermes Diplomatico 2018, organized by Association of Foreign Diplomats in Spain (AIDE) at Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid. On this occasion, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of the Kingdom of Spain, Honorary President of AIDE, graciously presided over the event. There were about 44 embassies participating in this event. AIDE will donate the income after expense deduction to Reina Sofia Foundation, under the Queen
    Apr 24, 2018
  • The Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai Trade Center in Prague undertook the In-Store Promotion activity.
    The Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai Trade Center in Prague undertook the In-Store Promotion activity.
    Between 2 and 4 April 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai Trade Center in Prague undertook the In-Store Promotion activity at the Globus Hypermarket in Cerny Most, Prague. The objective of the activity was to promote Thai food products to wider public in the Czech Republic, particularly jasmine rice, noodles, instant food, ingredients and sauces, such as curry paste, coconut milk, canned bamboo shoots and canned tuna.
    Apr 19, 2018