Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Born:                   December 15, 1944

Birthplace:         Thonburi, Bangkok

Spouse:               Mrs. Chintana (Wajanabukka) Piromya

Children:            Om (M, deceased 1974-1994), Prae (F)

Education:          Bangkok Christian College;

                              St.Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, India;

                              Faculty of Political Science (Legal Section), Chulalongkorn University;

                             B.Sc.(International Affairs), School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University;

                             Diploma in International Relations and M.Sc. (Social Science), Institute of Social 

                             Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands, 1971;

                             The National Defense College of Thailand, 1990

Career:                      

1968         Third Secretary, Department of International Organizations,

                  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1969         Third Secretary, News Analysis Division, Department of Information,

                  Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

1972         Third Secretary, SEATO Division, Department of International Organizations, 

                  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1975         Third Secretary and Second Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy, Brussels and Thai

                  Mission to the European Community (European Union)

1979         Second Secretary, International Economic Affairs Division,

                  Department of Economic Affairs;

                  First Secretary, Office of the Director-General, Department of Economic Affairs

1981         Director, Commerce and Industry Division, ASEAN Department

1983         Director, Economic Information Division, Department of Economic Affairs

1984         Director, Policy and Planning Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary

1985         Deputy Director-General, Department of Economic Affairs

1988         Ambassador Attached to the Ministry, Office of the Permanent Secretary

                  (responsible for European Affairs);

                  Director-General, Department of International Organizations

1991-1993  – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Soviet Union

                   and concurrently to the People’s Republic of the Mongolia (to the Russian

                   Federation and concurrently to the then newly independent states, except the Baltic

                   countries and later to the People’s Republic of Mongolia during 1992-1993)

1994-1996  – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Republic of

                  Indonesia and concurrently to the Republic of Papua New Guinea

1997-2001  – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the

                  Federation Republic of Germany

2001-2004  – Ambassador Attached to the Ministry, Office of the Permanent Secretary, and

                  seconded to the Secretariat Office of the Prime Minister, Government House;
                              – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to Japan

2004-2005  – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the United

                  States of America

Political Affiliation:

  Member of Democrat Party

  Advisor to the Party Leader

  Member of the Shadow Cabinet

  Chairman of the party’s Committee on the Promotion of Democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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