Ambassor visits Swedes and Diakonia in Chiang mai

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Staffan Herrström is on a visit to the northern town of Chiang Mai.

On 18 January the Ambassador met with Swedes in Chiang Mai.

“Easy to understand why they have chosen to live in this lovely city. This my second visit to Chiang Mai will most probably be followed by many more,” the ambassador wrote on Facebook.

Accompanied by his wife Karin Herrström the ambassador also paid a visit to Diakonia‘s Chiang Mai office. Diakonia is an international development organization with Christian values that works together with local partner organizations for sustainable change for the most vulnerable people in the world.

Diakonia is one of the Swedish NGOs receiving the largest amount of public support from Sida (Swedish International Development Authority).

In Asia, Diakonia cooperates with partner organizations in Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

In 2016 Diakonia celebrated 50 years, have fought all those years “for human rights and for a better world for all people.”

“Many thanks to Ankin Ljungman, her colleagues and their partner organisations. Extremely useful information – and great work, not least related to minorities and migrants!” commented Ambassador Herrström.

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