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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THAILAND PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Don Pramudwinai, the new Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pramudwinai was his country’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union for three years, and Ambassador to China for four years before that. From 1999 to 2000, he served as the Director-General of his Government’s Department of Information.
From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Pramudwinai served as Ambassador to Switzerland, following a two-year appointment as Director-General of his country’s Department for East Asian Affairs. He served as Ambassador attached to the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry from 1991 to 1992. From 1988 to 1991, he served in the Thai Embassy in London, after three years of service as Director of the South-East Asia Division in his country’s Department of Political Affairs.
From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Pramudwinai served in the Thai Embassy in Bonn. Prior to that, he held various positions in the Director-General’s Office in Thailand of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 1976 to 1981. He first joined his country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1974, with two years of service in the East Asia Division.
Mr. Pramudwinai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from the University of California in Los Angeles, as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
He has received numerous decorations from, among others, the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao, the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant and the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.
Born on 25 January 1950, Mr. Pramudwinai is married with one son.
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