It is my great pleasure to welcome you
to the website of the Embassy of Israel in Thailand. 2014 marks the 60th
anniversary of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Kingdom
these years we have witnessed the continuous successful cooperation and
knowledge sharing in many areas including agriculture, water management,
advanced technology, education, culture and medicine. Bilateral trade has
reached 1.4 billion USD.
the years, the versatile bilateral relations have been
demonstrated by a number historical state visits of Thai dignitaries to Israel,
including the HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, HRH Princess Maha Chakri
Sirindhorn and HRH Princess Chulabhorn. These gestures of goodwill were
reciprocated by memorable visits to
Thailand by Israeli prominent public figures including Foreign Ministers Golda
Meir, Moshe Dayan, Abba Eban and Shimon Peres.
joined the Thai people in celebrating the 80th birthday anniversary
of HM the King by planting 120 Israeli pomegranates in Hubkapong, where the
Rural Development Project” started in 1966.
Thailand is a favorite destination for Israelis. It attracts 150,000 Israeli tourists
annually who enjoy Thailand’s
rich culture, beautiful landscape and warm hospitality.
24,000 Thai workers are employed in
the Israeli agricultural sector. In 2011 Israel and Thailand signed an
agreement, first of its kind, whichsucceeded in eliminating heavy excessive fees paid by
migrant workers going to Israel and guaranteeing fair employment conditions. This ground-breaking
model of protection of workers’ rights now is being studied around the world.
Every year Israel welcomes hundreds of Thai students and
professionals attending various training courses mainly in the fields of
agriculture, technology and education.
As time gone by, the
relations between Israel and Thailand has only been strengthened. Let us continue to strengthen even
more the bond of friendship between our countries and peoples.
Ambassador of the State of Israel to Thailand