Royal Thai Armed Forces Day Reception 2024

          On 29 February 2024, Ambassador Arunrung Phothong Humphreys presided over a reception celebrating the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day 2024 at the Army Museum in Stockholm. The event was organised by Group Captain Putthapong Phalajivin, Defence and Air Attache of Thailand to Sweden. H.E. Mr. Peter Sandwall, State Secretary to Minister for Defence of Sweden was the Guest of Honour. Also in attendance were Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office, representatives from the Swedish Ministry of Defence, Swedish Air Force, Defence Attaches in Stockholm and those in the private sector such as Saab.

          In her opening remarks, Ambassador Arunrung reiterated that defence and security cooperation, including on non-traditional security issues such as counter-terrorism, cyber security, fighting drug trafficking and natural disaster preparedness, is an integral part of the long-standing friendship between Thailand and Sweden, which dates back to around 156 years. The Ambassador also stressed that Thailand is committed to continuing our comprehensive partnership with Sweden in advancing security, defence and economic cooperation, in particular in the context of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and the EU Indo-Pacific Strategy.

          The guests also enjoyed Thai food and desserts from the Thai Ambassador’s Residence, a blessing dance and a song played on “Khim” (a Thai musical instrument).