Sawasdee and Namaste all Thai and Indian friends. It is an honor and a privilege for me to serve as an Ambassador-Designate of Thailand to India.
Thailand-India relations are deeply rooted in history, age-old social and cultural linkages and people-to-people contacts. Our longstanding ties have nowadays grown and developed into a multi-dimensional and comprehensive strategic partnership. This is reflected through a regular exchange of high-level visits between both sides as well as enhanced cooperation in all fields.
I am therefore very pleased to have an opportunity to join everyone in bringing our two countries closer together in order to realize the full potential of our strategic partnership in all areas of mutual benefit. Together we can further expand our cooperation upon this strong relationship that will help us to “build back better” from the COVID-19 crisis.
My team and I at the Royal Thai Embassy and the Consulate-Generals as well as other Thai agencies under Team Thailand in India stand ready to work closely with all partners to further promote the Thai-Indian relations. If there’s anything we can be of any assistance to you, we will certainly do so to the best of our ability.
I very much look forward to meeting my fellow Thai nationals residing in India and Indian friends alike, as well as to exploring the ‘Incredible India’ as much as possible during my tenure. Lastly, may I also take this opportunity to wish everyone good health and strength to overcome the COVID-19 together.
H.E. Ms. Pattarat Hongtong
Ambassador-Designate of Thailand to India