The 12th Annual General Meeting of Thai Sangghas in Europe (UTSE)
During 7-8 July 2018, the 12th Annual General Meeting of Thai Sangghas in Europe (UTSE) was held at Folkets Hus, Boden, Sweden. The meeting was chaired by Phra Tham Phuthiwong, President of the Union of Thai Missionaries in Europe and hosted by Phra Vites Punyaporn, Abbot of the Buddharam temple in Boden.
On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden, was invited to the opening session to pay respect to the Chair of the meeting and delivered welcoming remarks. A video presentation about Boden city and welcoming remarks by the President of Boden Municipality Council were also delivered. The meeting was informed about the work plan of the Buddharam temple in Boden as well as that of UTSE. Representatives from the Council of Thai Bhikkhus in the USA, the Council of Thai Buddhist Monks of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Thai Sangha Council in Singapore, Thai Sangha Council in Oceania, and Mr.Jeerawit Niyomtham, Inspector of the National Office of Buddhism also briefed the meeting about their vision and work plans. After the opening ceremony, the Ambassador paid a visit to see the renovation works at the Buddharam temple in Boden.