On 17-18 August 2023, Ambassador Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, together with Group Captain Putthapong Phalajivin, Defence and Air Attaché and Minister Counselor Thanida Menasavet, visited Linköping. The delegation met with Mr. Carl Fredrik Graf, Governor of Östergötland County and Mr. Mikael Sanfridson, Mayor of Linköping, to discuss cooperation opportunities between Thailand and the city of Linköping, which has its strengths in innovation, energy and aeronautics industry through close partnership among the public, private and academic sectors.
The delegation also discussed defense cooperation with SAAB, learned about waste-to-energy technology from Tekniska Verken, and exchanged views on academic cooperation with Linköping University, where they also met Thai lecturers, researchers and students.
Linköping is indeed a city of the future and innovation, with cutting-edge technologies and an impressive way of how all sectors work together for the common good. The Embassy will continue its dialogue with the city for future collaborations.