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Plastic: Chulalongkorn University researchers to Svalbard, Norway

From 27 July till 8 August, a group of scientists from Chulalongkorn University, with the support of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, are going on an arctic research trip to Svalbard, Norway. They will be looking at the impact of climate change and marine plastic pollution. At the press conference on Wednesday 18 July, Norway‘s Chargé…

Asia House event: Danish fintech in Singapore

On 30 August Copenhagen Fintech and the Danish Embassy Singapore is hosting an event at Asia House in Copenhagen. The event is shedding light on Singapore’s Fintech environment prior to the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival in November. The session will be looking at the present market opportunities, newest trends and most recent developments. What are…

Ambassador to Sweden hosted Court of Justice of Thailand

On 10 July 2018, H.E. Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden hosted a dinner in honour of the Honourable Chief Justice Mr. Cheep Jullamon, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand and his delegation from the Court of Justice of Thailand on the occasion of a study visit to seek cooperation with relevant…

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan tribute held in Bangkok

On 24 July the Public Forum ‘Surin Pitsuwan and ASEAN: A Tribute’ was arranged by ISIS (Institute of Security and International Studies) Thailand at Chulalongkorn University, moderated by Thitinan Pongsudhirak. Sweden’s Chargé d’affaires a.i. Nicolas Weeks attended the forum which was co-organised with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Bangkok. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan…

New Thailand Ambassador to Sweden presented Credentials

His Excellency Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden has presented the Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf. This took place on 24 May 2018, when the Ambassador presented his Letters of Credence appointing him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Sweden.…

EU Ambassador’s ambition: taking Thailand relationship to new level

On 11 December 2017, the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions on Thailand, reaffirming the importance the EU attaches to its relations with Thailand. The Council considered it appropriate to pursue gradual political re-engagement with Thailand. These conclusions could not have been more timely for H.E. Mr Pirkka Tapiola (from Finland), who on the day…

Swedish Education and Career Days announced for Bangkok

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, will organise a 4-day program in relation to the yearly OCSC International Education Expo, to promote Swedish brands towards Thai students and graduates. For the first time, there will be a unique Swedish Pavilion at the OCSC International Education Expo on…

Business Sweden hosted Industry 4.0 seminars

In early July Business Sweden organized two seminars, one in Malaysia (Johor Bahru) and one in Singapore, on the topic “Sweden – A partner in the journey towards Industry 4.0” together with key Swedish industry experts, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). The objective with the seminars was to…

dtac raises concerns regarding new Thailand spectrum auction

dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.), Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator confirmed on 16 July that it had collected an application for the auctions of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum to be held by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Aug 18-19. dtac representatives then attended an information session conducted by NBTC, and where…

EU, member states ambassadors met Thai foreign ministry

EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Thailand on 16 July met the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin. “Bilateral relations, which hold great potential for increased political and economic cooperation, were discussed in the fruitful meeting,” reported…