The Ambassador

The Ambassador

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    ambassador simon ambassador simon Copyright: israelinth
     
     

    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 of Thailand.


    During 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. 


    Throughout 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.

     

    In 2007, Israel joined the Thai people in celebrating the 80th birthday anniversary of HM the King by planting 120 Israeli pomegranates in Hubkapong, where the first “Thai-Israel 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, which succeeded 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.

     

    Simon Roded

    Ambassador of the State of Israel to Thailand  ​