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The visit of social leaders from Peru and Colombia to Thailand.


The Royal Thai Embassy in Lima has organized a familiarization trip for the “Social Leaders” from Peru and Colombia to visit Thailand from 26 April – 5 May 2013. Mr. Nitirooge Phonperasert, Counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy, led a group of three participants from Peru - Dr. Carlos Seas, Director of Clinical Medicine, University of Peruana Cayetano Heredia; Mrs. Cecilia Blume, Legal advisor of the Ministry of Energy and Mining; Ms. Patricia Teullet Pipoli, General Director APORTA, and one from Colombia – Mr. Samy Bessudo, General Secretary/Executive Director of AVIATUR, the largest tour operator in Colombia and South America.



During the visit to Bangkok, Chachoengsa, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, participants had an opportunity to discuss and get a briefing on several issues including:

- Policy and plan of action to strengthen Thailand as a gateway for regional connectivity by the Ministry of Transport).

- Policy and marketing plan on Thailand’s tourism promotion by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

- Current situation and outlook of the Thai economy by the Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and

- Sustainability and corporate social responsibility program of the PTT Exploration and Production PCL.

Dr. Carlos Seas also had an opportunity to visit Department of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, to discuss about an exchange of study visit and research collaboration between Thailand and Peru. Participants also visited Khao Hin Son Royal Development Study Center in Chachoengsao Province, the Masterpiece exhibition from the Sirikit Institute Chitrlada Villa, under the SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Anata Samakhom Throne Hall as well as the Museum Siam to learn more about the history, politics, tradition and culture of Thailand.

The outcome of this visit will give these social leaders who can be an “opinion multiplier” to better understand Thailand from various perspectives and help project what Thailand has to offer for the government and business community as well as the public of Peru and Colombia, thus fostering mutual bilateral relations at all level.