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  • Delegation of Thai judges attended a briefing on Spanish Supreme Court
    Delegation of Thai judges attended a briefing on Spanish Supreme Court New
    On 19 February 2019, a delegation of 37 Thai judges, who participate in a capacitation course for Chief Judges: Batch17, attended a briefing on Spanish Supreme Court at the General Council of the Spanish Judiciary in Madrid. The Thai delegation learned of structures and responsibilities of different Chambers of the Supreme Court and exchanged information regarding the Thai judicial system with their Spanish counterpart.
    Feb 20, 2019
  • Chargé d’Affaires of Thailand took part in the opening ceremony of Trade and Investment Opportunities in ASEAN Seminar.
    Chargé d’Affaires of Thailand took part in the opening ceremony of Trade and Investment Opportunities in ASEAN Seminar.
    On 7 February 2019, Ms. Natenapa Kongsri, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid, took part in the opening ceremony of Trade and Investment Opportunities in ASEAN Seminar. The representative of the Royal Thai Embassy talked about economic opportunities and important developments in ASEAN Community that Spanish business persons could take advantage of. In this regards, she invited Spanish private sector to explore business opportunities in ASEAN.
    Feb 08, 2019
  • Thai silk in Spain
    Thai silk in Spain
    Thai silk has entered the high fashion stage in Spain.
    Maria Lafuente, top Spanish designer used Thai silk from the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Technique under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand as her iconic material in her Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection under the name Fah-Pratan (Gift from the Sky).
    Feb 01, 2019
  • Thailand joins FITUR 2019
    Thailand joins FITUR 2019
    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) led by Ms. Srisuda Wanapinyosak Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas and TAT Rome Office participates in Feria Internacional de Turismo-FITUR in Madrid during 23 – 27 January 2019 at IFEMA Feria de Madrid.
    On 24 January 2019, TAT hosted the Networking Luncheon for travel companies and tour agencies to promote Thailand`s travel strategy and plan for 2019.
    According to TAT, in 2018, the number of tourists from Spain visiting Thailand accounts for 180,000, reflecting 2 per cent growth from the year before. For 2019, TAT projects the growth of 5 per cent.
    According to FITUR, this year’s edition will be its biggest ever with the participation of 886 stand-holder exhibitors and more than 10,487 companies from 165 countries and regions; and it is forecasted to to have an economic impact in Madrid of over €325 million.
    Jan 31, 2019
  • Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid Organizes Mobile Consular in Valencia, Spain
    Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid Organizes Mobile Consular in Valencia, Spain
    During 12 – 13 January 2019, the Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid organized Mobile Consular Project to provide consular service to Thai community in Valencia. The project is a great opportunity for the Embassy to visit the Thai community in the said region as well as to exchange ideas on ways to organize activities that will benefit the Thai community in Valencia and nearby cities namely Alicante, Dénia, Benidorm and Valencia.
    Jan 16, 2019
  • EU Announced the Lifting of a Yellow Card for Thailand
    EU Announced the Lifting of a Yellow Card for Thailand
    On 8 January 2019, the EU formally announced the lifting of a yellow card for Thailand in recognition of the substantive progress Thailand has made in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing since 2015. The yellow card issued by the EU prompted Thailand to overhaul its entire fishing industry to meet international standards.
    Representing the Thai government, General Chatchai Sarikulaya, Deputy Prime Minister, travelled to Brussels to take part in the joint press conference with H.E. Mr. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. During the press conference, he emphasised the successful cooperation between Thailand and the EU in combatting IUU fishing, which encompasses legal reform, fishery management, fleet management, monitor, control and surveillance, traceability and law enforcement. These measures led to the EU’s acknowledgement that Thailand possesses one of the most effective systems for combatting IUU fishing in the region, which can serve as a model for other states facing similar problems.
    The Deputy Prime Minister stated that, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair this year, Thailand will give priority to promoting sustainability in all dimensions, including sustainable fishing, which will be one of the deliverables during Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship. He also proposed enhancing the existing cooperation with the EU on all dimensions of marine sustainability, particularly the conservation of marine resources and marine environment. This in turn will help the region attain Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
    Moreover, the Deputy Prime Minister has underscored the importance that Thailand attaches not only to sustainable fishing, but also to ethical fisheries practices. Thailand has pledged to ensure that the working conditions in its domestic fishing industry meet the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Thailand will also take lead by becoming the first country in Asia to ratify the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (C188) by the end of January 2019.
    On the same occasion, the EU Commissioner of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission praised the hard and honest work undertaken by Thailand which has enabled Thailand to carry out its international obligations to comprehensively fight IUU fishing. He also commended the success of Thailand in tackling IUU fishing in all dimensions and the accomplishment of the Thai government to address the labour issue in the fisheries sector. These efforts have resulted in the comprehensive reform and an overhaul of the entire fisheries sector of Thailand. Today’s announcement epitomised the successful cooperation between the EU and Thailand which would not cease after the lifting of the yellow card. Indeed, the EU and Thailand will continue the fight against IUU fishing both at the regional level as well as to promote ocean governance at the global level accordingly.
    Prior to the joint press conference, the Deputy Prime Minister attended a bilateral meeting with Commissioner Vella to exchange views on possible future cooperation on promoting sustainable fishing and marine sustainability. At a reception for European importers of Thai seafood products on 9 January 2019, the Deputy Prime Minister, in his statement, will reassure the importers that Thai seafood products and marine animals are IUU free. Thailand will provide reassurances of its being a flag state capable of managing its vessels both inside and outside Thai waters, a coastal state that can allocate resources effectively, a port state that can prevent illegal vessels from landing their catches inside its territory, and a market state that has no aquatic animals derived from IUU fishing in its entire production and processing lines for exportation.
    Jan 09, 2019
  • Thai delegations visited Spain
    Thai delegations visited Spain
    During the end of November and early December 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid received delegations of Thai dignitaries who visited Spain for Meetings with their Spanish counterparts to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
    The first visit was that of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) who held a Meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain on 28 December 2018. At the meeting, both sides shared information on their agricultural sector.
    A delegation of the Office of the Traffic and Transport Policy and Planning met with Coslada Dry Port and TMZ of Zaragoza Dry Port on 3 and 5 December 2018, respectively. The purpose of the visit was to learn from the Spanish experience in developing its dry ports which could be a model for Thailand’s dry port infrastructure development projects.
    In addition, the Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Labour of Thailand’s NLA met with the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid on 4 December 2018 and, with the Committee on Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Chamber of Deputies of Spain on 5 December 2018. At the Meetings, both sides discussed on the strengthening of Thailand-Spain trade and investment ties.
    Lastly, on 12 December 2018, the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand’s NLA met with Barcelona City Council to learn from Barcelona its best practices in urban planning. On 14 December 2018, the delegation met with Siemen Gamesa, a leading Spanish investor in Thailand, to discuss on the future of renewable energy and the company’s investment in Thailand.
    Jan 03, 2019
  • Exploring Halal Tourism Seminar in Bangkok
    Exploring Halal Tourism Seminar in Bangkok
    On 18 December 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with the Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Cordoba Halal Institute (Spain), organized the “Exploring Halal Tourism” Seminar at Al Meroz Hotel Bangkok. There were around 60 representatives of public, private and academic institutions attending the Seminar.
    At the Seminar, speakers from Cordoba Halal Institute (Spain), Mr. Tomas Guerrero and Ms. Barbara Ruiz, shared with the audience the potential of the Halal tourism market and key elements for the successful development of Halal tourism, based on the experience of Spain in promoting this niche market. The lessons learned could benefit the Thai tourism industry.
    Exploring Halal Tourism Seminar was organized in line with the Thai government’s policy to promote Thailand as one of the top five exporters of Halal products and services by the year 2020.
    Dec 27, 2018
  • Charge d’Affaires hosts lunch in honour of Mr. Fernando Raigal
    Charge d’Affaires hosts lunch in honour of Mr. Fernando Raigal
    On 11 December 2018, Charge d’affaires of Thailand hosts lunch in honour to Mr. Fernando Raigal, Spanish diver who participated in the mission to rescue 12 youths from Wild Boar Academy Football Team trapped in Thamluang Cave, Chiang Rai Province of Thailand in July 2018.
    Currently, Mr. Raigal resides in Thailand and has returned to Spain for a short break to visit family and to receive the Gold Medal for Solidarity (Medalla de Oro a la Solidaridad) from Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare of Spain and Award for Honourary Citizen from the townhall of Ciudad Real, which is Mr. Raigal’s hometown.
    Dec 12, 2018
  • ASEAN Business Forum in Valencia
    ASEAN Business Forum in Valencia
    On 13 September 2018, the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM), comprising of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, organized ASEAN Business Forum in Valencia in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia. The activity aimed at creating awareness of ASEAN economic potentials among Spanish private sectors as well as promoting trade and investment relations between the ASEAN and Spain. More than 70 representatives from private sectors, especially in Valencia and nearby cities, participated in the Business Forum.
    Nov 28, 2018
  • ASEAN DAY at the Thai Residence in Madrid on 8 August 2018
    ASEAN DAY at the Thai Residence in Madrid on 8 August 2018
    On 8 August 2018, H.E. Mrs. Rattikul Chansuriya, Ambassador of Thailand to Spain, as the Chairperson of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM), hosted the ASEAN Day ceremony at the Residence of Thailand. Around 70 participants joined the celebration, including members of ASEAN Embassies in Madrid (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand), diplomatic corps, representatives from Spanish public and private sectors.
    Aug 09, 2018
  • Thank you Lunch for Collaborators of the 1st ASEAN University Fair, on 6-7 March 2018 in Madrid, Spain
    Thank you Lunch for Collaborators of the 1st ASEAN University Fair, on 6-7 March 2018 in Madrid, Spain
    On 22 March 2018, H.E. Mrs. Rattikul Chansuriya, Ambassador of Thailand to Spain, on behalf of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid hosted Thank You Lunch for the 1st ASEAN University Fair´s collaborators at the Thai Residence. There were participants from Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and some Spanish Universities. Ambassadors and Chargés d'affaires of ASEAN countries in Spain and educational institutions have committed to strengthening educational relations between ASEAN and Spain to a higher level.
    Apr 10, 2018
  • The 1st ASEAN University Fair in Madrid, Spain
    The 1st ASEAN University Fair in Madrid, Spain
    During 6-7 March 2018, ASEAN Committee in Madrid in collaboraton with Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid co-organized the 1st ASEAN University Fair in Madrid at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, with the aims of promoting networking among representatives of universities of ASEAN and Spain in order to develop double degree programmes and exchange students as well as scholars, and of providing a unique platform for Spanish students to meet and gain information from universities in ASEAN on entry requirements and the application process. There were 10 well-known universities from ASEAN countries including 5 leading universities from Thailand such as Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University and Ramkhamhaeng University participating in this event.
    Mar 13, 2018
  • ASEAN Bowling Tournament in Madrid
    ASEAN Bowling Tournament in Madrid
    On 18 November 2017, ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) organized ASEAN Bowling Tournament at Bowling Chamartin Madrid. This activity was aimed to promote net working of cooperation between ACM and various sectors of Spain in areas of mutual benefit. There were about 25 participants from five ASEAN countries in Spain and their Spanish friends.
    Dec 28, 2017
  • The Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with ASEAN Committee in Madrid organized ASEAN Talk at Complutense University of Madrid
    The Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with ASEAN Committee in Madrid organized ASEAN Talk at Complutense University of Madrid
    On 26 October 2017, the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM), in collaboration with Complutense University of Madrid in organized ASEAN Talk on "ASEAN in the Changing International Landscape and the Way Forward¨ with an aim to raise awareness on ASEAN on the occasion of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN with H.E. Mr. Enrique Manalo, Undersecretary for Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and H.E. Dr. Hassan Wirajuda, Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia as speakers.
    On this occasion, there were ASEAN exhibition and cultural performances. The Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid presented the exhibition on "Thailand's Path toward Sustainable Development" in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and a medley of the musical compositions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej performed with Khim, Thai musical instrument. ASEAN Cocktail reception was also served. Thai Chicken Green Curry Fried Rice and Thai Grilled Chicken were the dishes served by the Royal Thai Embassy. There were about 200 participants from students, academics, diplomatic corps as well as public and private sectors in Madrid.
    Nov 08, 2017