Ambassador of Thailand on Official Visit to Western Australia

On 25 – 26 May 2022, H.E. Ms. Busadee Santipitaks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Commonwealth of Australia paid an Official Visit to Western Australia.

During the said visit, Ambassador Busadee paid courtesy calls on various high-ranking officers in Western Australia including The Hon. Reece Whitby, Minister for Environment and Climate Action, The Hon Chief Justice Peter Quinlan, Chief Justice of Western Australia, The Hon Alanna Clohesy MLC, President of the Legislative Council, The Hon Michelle Roberts MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, The Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and The Right Hon. Basil Zempilas,
Lord Mayor of Perth. Ambassador Busadee also had meetings with Ms. Rebecca Brown, Director-General, Department of Jobs, Science, Tourism and Innovation and Ms. Sally Dawkins, Western Australia State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ambassador Busadee was accompanied by Mr. Reuben Kooperman, Thai Honorary Consul to Western Australia during the 2 day Official Visit.

On behalf of the Government of Western Australia, The Hon. Whitby, representing Premier of Western Australia, kindly hosted a State Government Luncheon for Ambassador Busadee. The luncheon was attended by Dr. Craig Challen, SC, OAM, a cave diver, notable for his efforts in saving a soccer team of twelve boys and their coach in the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue. The lunch was also attended by representatives from the WA government and private sectors as well as Thai community in Western Australia.

In addition, Ambassador Busadee had meetings with Professor Jonathon Carapetis AM, Head of Telethon Kids Institute, Dr Simon Wood, Executive Director of Western Australia Medical Services, Professor Chris Moran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Curtin University and Mr. Shannon O’Rourke, CEO of Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre, in order to explore opportunities for cooperation in paediatrics and in renewable energy, which Thailand and Western Australia share common interest.