Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand and Ambassador of Thailand to Ireland led Thai Delegation to Ireland to strengthen Thailand – Ireland Relations.

Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand and Ambassador of Thailand to Ireland led Thai Delegation to Ireland to strengthen Thailand – Ireland Relations.

วันที่นำเข้าข้อมูล 6 Jul 2022

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During 30 June - 2 July 2022, H.E. Mr. Pisanu Suvanajata, Ambassador of Thailand to Ireland (with residence in London) joined the delegation led by H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand to visit Dublin, Ireland and attended the 1st Thailand – Ireland Political Consultations hosted by Ireland with an aim to enhance and move forward the bilateral relations between the two countries after the COVID-19 situation has improved worldwide.

On this occasion, the Vice Minister and Ambassador Pisanu paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Colm Brophy, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora of Ireland and discussed opportunities to increase bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of trade and investment, education and culture.  

As for the 1st Thailand - Ireland Political Consultations, it was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland. Both sides agreed to increase the exchange of high-level visits and discussed ways to drive trade and promotion of Ireland’s investment especially in the areas of Ireland’s expertise such as pharmaceutical industry and medical equipment manufacture as well as cooperation in education. The outcome of the consultations will be the guideline to advance and expand Thai – Irish Relations in the post-covid-19 era.

During this visit to Ireland, the Thai delegation held meetings with two universities in Dublin, namely the Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin (UCD) to discuss on higher education cooperation, especially the support of the Irish side in form of scholarships for Thai students. Presently, the UDC has annually offered 2 scholarships for Thai students at Master Degrees level as part of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn scholarships program. The meetings with the Irish universities provided a good opportunity to build a network
of cooperation between Thai and Irish higher education institutes to support research and development in science, technology and innovation such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technology, in which Ireland has high expertise.

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