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Staffan Herrström

The Ambassador of Sweden to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 2015, Thailand

H.E. Mr Staffan Herrström, born in 1955 in Sweden, is currently the Ambassador of Sweden to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 2015 (residence in Bangkok). He is responsible for promoting and protecting Swedish interests and to strengthen the relations between Sweden and the countries of accreditation including between companies, organizations and individuals. An important task is to promote interest in universal values close to the heart of the Swedish Government including human rights and gender equality. The Embassy is under his leadership responsible for the implementation of regional development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific and a bilateral development program in Myanmar. Prior to this position, the Ambassador has been posted as Swedish Ambassador in Poland (2011 to 2015), Vietnam (2010 to 2011) and Tanzania (2007 to 2010). Before joining the Swedish Foreign Ministry, he was Deputy Director General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (1995-2007). In addition, the Ambassador was State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office 1991-1994. He has also worked as a journalist at the Swedish newspaper 'Göteborgs-Posten'. Ambassador Staffan holds Bachelor of Arts (Russian, Eastern European Studies, Political Science) degree from Uppsala University in Sweden (1980). He is married and has two daughters. The Ambassador will be accompanied by Orawan RAWEEKON, Programme Officer.

 

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