During this summer Sweden has completed some changes in their representation in South East Asia. This means changes of the staff at the Embassy in Thailand as well. Since the Embassy in Bangkok has taken the responsibilities of covering the Philippines, they will get one more staff member, Sven Malmberg, to primarily work with the Philippines. He will begin his duty at the Embassy in the beginning of September.
Bengt Ekman will be posted at the Embassy in Bangkok as well. As a senior development cooperation officer from Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), he will cover the Republic of Myanmar from a development cooperation perspective.
The next six month there will be two replacements for the First Secretaries, since it seems to be a baby season at the Swedish Embassy. Both of the First Secretaries are or soon will be on maternity leave. Liselott Martynenko Agerlid, who is in charge of political questions, has already given birth to two twin daughters. Mia Öhrn, who takes care of questions concerning trade, press and culture, is expected to deliver in a month. The Embassy has employed temporary replacement for both of them, while they’re on maternity leave.