Swedish State Secretary Visited Bangkok

The Swedish State Secretary for Trade, Gunnar Oom, visited Bangkok on May 14-16. During his visit, he met with Thailand’s Vice Minister of Commerce Siriwat Kajornprasart, Defense Minister ACM Sukuompol Suwanarata and State Secretary at Minister of Finance Aerepong Bhoocha-Oom. Swedish business interests in Thailand and the Gripen project were discussed.

Mr. Gunnar Oom also met with Khun Arkom Termpittayapaisith from National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) to discuss future cooperation. NESDB is the Embassy’s counterpart from the “Reconstruction and Future Development Forum” held in February.

Mr. Oom also participated in events organized by the Swedish Embassy in Thailand. He attended the Alumni reception at the Sukhothai Hotel on Monday evening where over 300 participants attended. On Tuesday evening, he inaugurated the first Swedish Film Festival in Thailand at SF Cinema, Emporium Shopping Mall. Sponsored by Tetra Pack, the festival is co-hosted by the Embassy and the Swedish Institute.

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