On 4 February 2016, Ambassador Staffan Herrström paid a courtesy call on Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
During this meeting, they discussed Thailand’s economic and political development, ASEAN’s regional integration and Laos’ chairmanship of ASEAN, as well as Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy.
Dr. Surin, also a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, currently serves as chairman of the board of advisers of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), an intergovernmental organization based in Stockholm. In addition to Thailand, the Embassy is also responsible for three other ASEAN countries, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
Source: Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok
Photo credits: Dr Surin’s office