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Ambassador Nopadol meets Ambassador of Cambodia to BENELUX, Austria, and the EU

Ambassador Nopadol meets Ambassador Christine Stevens


On 10 August 2015 at 15.00, Ambassador Nopadol met with Ambassador Christine Stevens, Director and Senior Associate Fellow at Egmont, the Royal Institute for International Relations to discuss possible cooperation.

The Egmont Institute is an independent think-tank based in Brussels that provides analysis and policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible. It offers an ideal forum to visiting Heads of State and government, representatives of international organisations, foreign ministers and other political figures. It also gives participants the opportunity to exchange views with other specialists and with a well-informed public made up of representatives of the political, economic and academic spheres, the media and civil society.

During the meeting, Ambassador Nopadol and Ambassador Stevens spoke about the organisation of a forum to discuss H.M. The King’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. The Embassy plans to invite Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary General of ASEAN, to Brussels to speak about this issue on 16 October 2015. The foundations of King Bhumibol’s philosophy include sustainability, moderation, and broad-based development. The concept is focused on living a moderate, self-dependent life without greed or overexploitation of, for example, natural resources.

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