Embassy News Flash
Posted on 15th October 2021
Today,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 2021
H.E. the , Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Kingdom of Thailand held discussions with 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, Wild life 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 TEMPORALY 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 Email: Kenyaembassybangkok@yahoo.com