Our Mission in BangkokKenya-Thai diplomatic relations started when the Government of Thailand opened the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi in 1967. A Kenyan Consulate was opened in Bangkok in 1992 and, in October 2006, the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya was opened in Thailand. Since then, Kenya and Thailand have deepened economic, commercial, cultural and trade cooperation. The two countries have taken advantage of cordial relations to enhance co-operation in various fields. Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa and has a wide range of lucrative opportunities for investment in agriculture, tourism, infrastructure and industry among others. It is also a source market for many high-quality products, especially in the agricultural sector. The Embassy is happy to provide information on these opportunities and products. The Embassy also issues visas to persons visiting Kenya and provides consular services to Kenyans living in Thailand as well as the other countries that the Embassy serves namely, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Our mission is to advance the interests of Kenya through innovative diplomacy in the countries of accreditation.
POSTED ON 20TH OCTOBER 2021
MASHUJAA DAY MESSAGE TO KENYANS IN THAILAND, VIET NAM, CAMBODIA, MYANMAR AND LAOS
Dear fellow Kenyans,It is yet another year and another Mashujaa Day, and I want to thank the Almighty God for sustaining our lives to this day. Mashujaa Day, as we all know is a day in our national calendar when we remember with reminiscence the sacrifices that our forefathers made for our independence. The freedom that we enjoy today would not have been possible without these sacrifices. It is also a day to reflect not only on our land freedom fighters but other warriors as well across the fabric of our society who have touched the lives of so many of our countrymen and women. We remember those who fought for the entrenchment of democratic ideals in our society, our sportsmen and women who have brought fame and honour to our fatherland, our innovators, and environmentalists among others. The staff of the Kenya Embassy and myself would have really loved to host Kenyans at the Embassy including organizing a Mashujaa Day football march, but because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, this is not possible. I look forward however to hosting all of you in the near future if the situation abets. Happy and Blessed Mashujaa Day.!
POSTED ON 15TH OCTOBER 2021Today,14th October 2021 I paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Malaysia in Thailand during which we exchanged views on a range of issues touching on bilateral relations between Kenya and Malaysia including trade and investment, education and human capital development, and agriculture as well as regional issues including the situation in Myanmar and the role of ASEAN in solving the crisis. Amb Kiptiness also took the opportunity to request Malaysia to support the candidature of Amb. Dr. Monica Juma as the next Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. To this end, Amb Jojie said Malaysia was giving the matter serious consideration and expressed confidence in Amb. Monica’s election and her abilities to steer the Commonwealth to greater heights. Amb Kiptiness further briefed the Malaysian Ambassador on Kenya’s peace and development agenda at the helm of the UNSC presidency for the month of October.
POSTED ON 29TH AUGUST 2021H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Kingdom of Thailand held discussions with the Director-General, South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Thailand on how to deepen cooperation in various sectors including;-Blue Economy, Agriculture, health, Trade and Investment, Cultural cooperation, Wildlife management and conservation among others The two sides agreed to set up working groups to commence preparation for the 2nd JCC between the Republic of Kenya and the Kingdom of Thailand.
EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE KENYA EMBASSY BANGKOK
1. Thailand’s national Covid-19 task force, on 09th July 2021 ordered schools in the Bangkok metropolitan area to move classes online and for government employees in non-essential services to work from home, while appealing to the private sector to do the same. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, via Note 0404/C1141 urged all Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations to strictly follow the government’s directives and work from home with effect from 12th July, 2021 for a period of 14 days in conformity with the government announcement.
2. The move to tighten restrictions follows a relentless surge in infections and hospitalizations that have stretched the nation’s health care system, especially in the virus epicenter, Bangkok. Thailand has seen a more than 10-fold surge in infections since early April and reported 9,539 new cases on Sunday 11th July, 2021 and 86 new fatalities.
3. In view of the above the Embassy will remain closed and the staff will work from home for the stipulated period of time in adherence to the government directive. Please note the official hotline number for use during the lockdown period is: +66990745752