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Russian Ambassador Sees Thai Trade Gains in Reordered World

BANGKOK — The Russian Federation had a headline-grabbing year, from military operations in Syria to accusations it sought to influence the U.S. election. But as it projects an image of strength onto the world stage, its oil-dependent economy remains wrecked by a double blow of historically low oil prices and crippling Western sanctions.
Jacques Lapouge.

Our Countries Suffer From Same Stereotypes: French Ambassador to Thailand

BANGKOK — A glance at the swanky department stores in Bangkok’s luxury malls like an advertisement for french presence in Thailand, with high-end fashion...
Argentine Ambassador to Thailand Alicia Sonschein.

Wine, Beef, Bon O Bons: Ingredients Rebuilding Thai-Argentine Relations

BANGKOK — Although Buenos Aires and Bangkok are half a world away, Argentine Ambassador to Thailand Alicia Sonschein says it’s the cultural differences that...

Sweden Showering Thailand With Little Greta Thunbergs, Eco-Inspiration

BANGKOK — Each year since 2016, about 320,000 Swedes visit Thailand. One of them is ambassador Staffan Herrstrom.
Russian Ambassador Evgeny Tomikhin.

Russian Ambassador Denounces Sanctions, Urges Thais to Buy More Weapons

BANGKOK — The Russian ambassador to Thailand is a youthful, physically stalwart gentleman who loves to praise the health benefits of winter – and...

On Moomins and Marimekko with the Finnish Ambassador to Thailand

BANGKOK — Wrapped in a deep blue Marimekko shawl patterned with subtle unikko poppies, the Finnish ambassador says her favorite character in The Moomins is Little My.
Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti.

Steer Clear of Fake Italian Food, Ambassador Advises Thai Diners

BANGKOK — The Italian ambassador doesn’t mind if we eat tom yum kung pasta and durian pizzas – the real crime is in “fake” Italian products in supermarkets.
Consul general Aziz Aliev.

Hipster Bloggers Are Bringing Thai Tourists to Uzbekistan: Ambassador

BANGKOK — Google “Travel Uzbekistan” in Thai and you’ll pull up a dozen-or-so travel blogs detailing every step of a hipster’s Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand trip.

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