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H.E. THANATIP UPATISING

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the

Kingdom of Thailand to the Russian Federation,

the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, and the Republic of Uzbekistan

 

Ambassador Thanatip Upatising joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986. He has held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including Deputy Consul General in Vancouver, Canada (1996-2001), Deputy Director-General, Department of Protocol (2002-2006), Deputy-Director General, Department of International Economic Affairs (2006-2007), Bureau Chief, Human Capital Management (May 2007), Ambassador at Large, Office of the Permanent Secretary (October 2007), Director-General, Department of International Economic Affairs (May 2008), and Ambassador at Large, Office of the Permanent Secretary (August 2008). Prior to his assignment in Moscow, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Palau (2015-2018), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan (2012-2015), and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia (2009-2012).

Ambassador Thanatip Upatising obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University and his Master’s Degree in History, Philosophy and Politics from Macquarie University in Australia. He attained National Defence College Class 2008 and Management for Senior Executive Program by Kellog School of Management in 2008.

Ambassador Thanatip Upatising has been bestowed with the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Oder of the White Elephant (2015), the Knight Grand Cordon (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (2009), the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, and the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order if the Crown of Thailand (2003). He has also been bestowed with the Commander of the Order of Orange --Nassau, the Netherlands (2004), the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun - Japan (2015), and the Grand Cross (Gold distinction) of the Order of Sikatuna - the Republic of the Philippnes (2018).

​Ambassador Thanatip Upatising is married to Mrs. Monthip Upatising (nee Jitvimon)

 

Mission Statement
 

“ยกระดับความสัมพันธ์ไทยรัสเซียสู่ความเป็นหุ้นส่วนยุทธศาสตร์อย่างเบ็ดเสร็จและแน่นแฟ้น โดยมุ่งให้ทั้งสองฝ่ายเป็นช่องทางยุทธศาสร์ (strategic channel) ในภูมิภาคให้กันและกัน เกื้อหนุนกันในเวทีระหว่างประเทศ และขยายความร่วมมือในทุกมิติทั้งการเมือง เศรษฐกิจ ความมั่นคงทางอาหารและพลังงาน และส่งเสริมให้เอกชนและภาคประชาชนมีส่วนร่วมในการขับเคลื่อนความสัมพันธ์ควบคู่กับรัฐ เพื่อความสมานฉันท์ มั่นคง มั่งคั่ง ยั่งยืนของประชาชนทั้งสองประเทศ”

"To advance the Thai-Russian relations towards a closed and comprehensive strategic partnership, whereby the two countries act as strategic channels into each other's region, lend mutual support in international fora, expanding cooperation in multi-dimensional aspects including in politics, economics, food and energy security, and promote public- private-people partnership in driving forward the bilateral relations, with the common ultimate goals of an amicable, secured, prosperous and sustainable relationship for the benefits of peoples of Thailand and Russia."