The courtesy visit of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines

Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

          On 18th April 2024, Meeting Room No.10, 10th floor of the Kasetsart Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center Building, Kasetsart University Bangkhen Campus, Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, President of Kasetsart University along with administrators and lecturers, namely Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara, Chairman of Kasetsart University Council; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kampanat Pensupar, Vice President for International Affairs; Assoc. Prof.Dr. Buncha Chinnasri, Assistant to the President for Quality Development; Asst. Prof. Dr. Jitsopin Merakate, Assistant to the President; Asst. Prof. Dr. Donludee Jaisut, Associate Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Agriculture; Prof. Dr. Arinthip Thamchaipenet, Associate Dean for Research and International Affairs, Faculty of Science; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanwimol Klaypradit, Deputy Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Fisheries; Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanasin Tanompongphandh, Vice Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Economics; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ladawan Puangchit, Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Director of Kasetsart University International College (KUIC); and representatives of the International Affairs Division welcomed H.E. Mr. Tull Traisorat, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of visiting Kasetsart University.

          Before the discussion on academic collaboration between Thailand and the Republic of the Philippines, H.E. Mr. Tull Traisorat delivered insights into the diplomatic ties between the two nations, tracing back to 1949. With the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations approaching on 14th June 2024, a series of activities have been started since the beginning of the year. One notable event was the Thailand-Philippines Street Food Festival on Rada Thailand Street, held from 7th- 8th April 2024. KU administrators and lecturers also shared insights on diplomatic relations between Kasetsart University and the Republic of the Philippines such as partnerships with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB). Presently, Kasetsart University has hosted 17 Filipino exchange students.

          H.E. Mr. Tull Traisorat expressed his eagerness for the President of KU along with KU administrators and lecturers to consider avenues of cooperation as follows: (1) organizing academic conferences featuring distinguished speakers from Kasetsart University in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. (2) Initiating agricultural collaborations, commencing at Kasetsart University before extending to other institutions. (3) Arranging study tours for Philippine agencies to gain insights into agricultural practices in Thailand. Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat agreed to travel to the Republic of the Philippines in August 2024 to discuss various additional details before presenting a souvenir to H.E. Mr. Tull Traisorat, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines. Lastly, all participants captured the moment in a group photo session.

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Post date: 22 April 2024

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