Thai Ambassador to Sweden attended the Inauguration of the Swedish Memorial for those affected by Tsunami 2004 at Djurgården, Stockholm

                 On Tuesday 5 June 2018, H.E. Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden attended the Inauguration of the Swedish Memorial for those affected by Tsunami 2004 organized by the National Property Board of Sweden at Djurgården in Stockholm. On this occasion, Their King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, as well as representatives of Swedish Government including Mr. Stefan Löven, Prime Minister of Sweden, Ms. Lena Hallengren, Minister for Child, the Elderly and Gender Equality, representatives for those affected by Tsunami 2004, and over 900 of friends and families attended the said ceremony.

                 At the ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum delivered a remark expressed his condolences once again to the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones and those who have been affected from the said tragedy. H.E. Ambassador Soonthorn also mentioned that this Memorial designed by Ms. Len Porsager would not only remind us about those who lost their lives but also show support for friendship and humanity to those who survive, friends and families and all of us. H.E. Ambassador Soonthorn expressed his gratitude to His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden who kindly donated fishing boats and equipment to those who survived the tragedy. He also extended his appreciation to Swedes who still return to Thailand and help many Thai orphans who lost their family members.

                 H.E. Ambassador Soonthorn concluded his remarks by mentioning that this year 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Sweden, a timely occasion to rekindle the spirit of friendship between our two people and to encourage us to continue humanitarian support for those unfortunate if any calamity may occur again in the future.