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Media Release

Thailand envoy presents credentials

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7th September 2011, Suva: His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau received the credentials of the non–resident ambassador of Thailand Dr Kriangsak Kittichaisaree at Government House this morning.

Ambassador Dr Kriangsak will be based in Australia and is also accredited to Fiji.

Ambassador Kriangsak was Thailand's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran from October 2007 to December 2009.

After graduating in law from universities in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and again the UK, on a full scholarship from the Royal Thai Government, Ambassador Kriangsak joined the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 1986 as a legal officer at the Division of Legal Affairs.

The ambassador teaches part-time, as a visiting Professor, at the University of New South Wales School of Law in Sydney, Australia (since January 1999), and at the National University of Singapore in 2006 and 2009.

He also taught at Duke University School of Law's Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law in July 2000 (Course: The World Trade Organization: The Adjudication of International Trade Disputes), and July 2004 (Course: Global Commerce and Freedom of the Seas).

At the end of July 2008, when Thailand did not have a Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister of Thailand appointed Dr Kriangsak as special envoy of the royal Thai Government to attend the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which is the annual meeting of 118 NAM member countries at the foreign minister level.