Australian Governor-General Begins Historic Thailand Visit


Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia David Hurley, along with his wife Linda Hurley, began a significant five-day official visit to Thailand on Tuesday (Feb 13). The trip marks the first visit by an Australian governor-general to Thailand in seven years, underscoring the enduring ties between the two countries.

The government’s welcoming party, led by Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, included Thailand’s Ambassador to Australia, Arjaree Sriratanaban, Nattapong Lathapipat, the acting director-general of the Department of Protocol, and a group of high-ranking officials.

Hurley’s visit highlights the deep connections between Australia and Thailand, involving links between the royal families, governmental collaborations, and relationships at the people-to-people level. These elements contribute to the robust partnership that has existed between the two nations for many decades.

The official visit is expected to further enhance bilateral cooperation as strategic partners, reinforcing the commitment of both nations to enhance their relationship.

Hurley’s visit concludes on February 17.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.