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Swedish Honorary Consulate Opens in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Today on 18 June 2012 a Swedish Honorary Consulate in Hua Hin sees daylight. The Honorary Councilor in Hua Hin will be the 61 year old Khun Victor Sukseree, general manager of the 5-star hotel Dusit Thani Hotel for the last 22 years.

The approval of the new Honorary Consulate in Hua Hin was actually already given in 2009, but due to changing governments the paperwork took more time than expected. However, the final papers were signed in April by the Thai authorities on behalf of the Royal Thai government.

The consulate will have its official opening in September, but is in fact already open and providing its services.

The Swedish Honorary Consulate in Hua Hin will have the provinces of Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khirikhan as its working areas.

Source: Scandasia.com
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Re: Swedish Honorary Consulate Opens in Hua Hin

Post by DTHH » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:59 pm

If we may, in the interest of public service, could we please be allowed to add a little more detail?
The consulate is located in the arcade leading to our Ban Benjarong Thai Restaurant and is open 9.00A.M. - 1.00P.M., Mondays - Fridays.
Callers requiring consulate services should use the car park in front of the hotel's Royal Dusit Hall.
Contact numbers are:
E-mail : swedishconsulatehuahin@gmail.com

Telephone : +66-(0)32-52 24 21 extension #2187

Fax : +66-(0)32-52 02 94

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Re: Swedish Honorary Consulate Opens in Hua Hin

Post by DTHH » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:09 pm

DTHH wrote:If we may, in the interest of public service, could we please be allowed to add a little more detail?
The consulate is located in the arcade leading to our Ban Benjarong Thai Restaurant and is open 9.00A.M. - 1.00P.M., Mondays - Fridays.
Callers requiring consulate services should use the car park in front of the hotel's Royal Dusit Hall.
Contact numbers are:
E-mail : swedishconsulatehuahin@gmail.com

Telephone : +66-(0)32-52 24 21 extension #2187

Fax : +66-(0)32-52 02 94

To save anybody a wasted journey, we should add that the Swedish Consulate at Dusit Thani Hua Hin will also be closed for Thai or Swedish holidays on the following weekdays during the remainder of 2012:

JUNE
Friday, June 22 Midsummer Eve

OCTOBER
Tuesday, October 23 Chulalongkorn Day

DECEMBER
Wednesday, December 5 H.M. The King’s Birthday
Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 Boxing Day
Monday, December 31 New Year’s Eve

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Re: Swedish Honorary Consulate Opens in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:12 am

Swedish Consulate Officially Opens in Hua Hin
On Friday 14 September 2012, the Swedish Consulate in Hua Hin was officially opened at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin in the presence of Swedish Ambassador Mr. Klas Molin, Petchaburi Governor Khun Vinai Buapradit, local government authorities, high ranked police officers and many Swedes living in Hua Hin. The honorary consul is Khun Victor Sukseree, General Manager of the Dusit Thani Hua Hin Hotel.

Almost a hundred Swedes gathered at the opening ceremony of the Swedish Consulate on Friday afternoon. Swedish Ambassador Mr. Klas Molin started his speech by welcoming guests and thanking local authorities for their cooperation.

“One of the largest, if not the largest, concentrations of Swedish people in Thailand is right here in Hua Hin. And that figure is still increasing faster than anywhere else in Thailand,” said the Ambassador, who also stated that the consulate in Hua Hin has the most attractive office location he has ever seen.

He told the audience how Swedes living in Hua Hin can now turn to Khun Victor, who knows a lot about Sweden and its customs, and his staff for assistance.

“Many things we used to take care of in Bangkok will be taken care of locally through expert hands and experienced people working for you and working with us in servicing this area and community,” said the Ambassador.

He stressed the unique and strong relationship between Thailand and Sweden. With the number of Swedes entering Thailand falling between 350,000 to 450,000 people every year, and an increased number of Thais travelling to Sweden, the bilateral relationship is strong in all areas from the royal households, governments, to business and other developments.

He finished his speech with an informal quote made by Sweden’s Minister of Foreigner Affairs, Mr. Carl Bildt, when he met Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck shinawatra at the government house in April this year: “Regardless of the distance apart, we are actually neighboring countries. I don’t think we have as many Swedes visiting Norway, Denmark, or Finland as we do have here in Thailand.”

The second speaker was Petchaburi Governor, Khun Vinai Buapradit.

He said that he has been to Sweden twice and is impressed with the beauty of the country and friendliness of the people.

“I’m pleased with the strong relationship between the two countries and would like to welcome Swedes who live in the areas. Congratulations on having the consulate here,” said Khun Vinai.

The new consul Khun Victor Sukseree was the last person giving a speech before the ribbon was cut.

“It’s an honor and privileged to be appointed this honorable position,” said Khun Victor. “More importantly, it’s a great pleasure for me to be of service to the local Swedish community.

“With the opening of this new consulate, we are not only providing a much needed service in Hua Hin, but we’re also illustrating the strong bond between the two countries which is something we are proud of.”

After a dinner, Chairman of Swedish Association in Hua Hin Mr. Gert Andersson expressed his delight with the establishment of the new consulate. According to him, the Swedish association in Hua Hin has over 800 members.

Mr. Andersson congratulated Khun Victor and handed him a gift which is a basket filled with Swedish delicacies including a glass of marinated herring, a can of pickled or matjes-herring, a bottle of Swedish snaps, Pirantens besk, Kalles Kaviar and a package of hard bread called ‘knackebrod’.

For more information, contact 032 522421 or e-mail: swedishconsulatehuahin@gmail.com

Source: Scandasia
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