Swedish Ambassador, Staffan Herrström paid a courtesy visit to H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development & Human Security on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.
During the visit, Herrström and Kanjanarat discussed their view and concern toward mutual issue in gender equality, promotion of women’s rights and the protection of children’s rights.
Especially in the children’s rights issue, Ambassador Herrström followed-up on Thailand’s commitment to prohibit corporal punishment of children, as recommended by Sweden at the UN Human Rights Council.
“#Genderequality. Children’s rights. The commitment by Thailand in the UN to prohibit corporal punishment. Very interesting discussion on these and other issues with H.E Gen. Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development and Human Security, today” Staffan Herrström tweeted.
At the same day, Swedish Ambassador attended Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce (JFCC) Presidents’ Council Meeting hosted by Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC).
The representative of TSCC includes President Eric Hallin, Vice President Jan Eriksson, Executive Director Pojanath Bhatanacharoen and Advisor Anders Lundquist.
During the meeting, Herrström gave a speech toward 150-year anniversary of Thai-Swedish relations and how much Sweden has changed in the past 150 years.
According to Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok’s Facebook, Herrström highlighted three aspects that has made Sweden become the country it is today: “1. entrepreneurship in an open economy based on free trade, 2. a universal, primarily tax financed welfare state, where all citizens have a stake and 3. a labor market based on a well-functioning social dialogue between employers, trade unions and the state”
The Ambassador continues that he is looking forward to working with the other foreign chambers of commerce here in Thailand.