Following the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Ali Manik as the Royal Thai Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Maldives on 10 June 2019, the new office of the Royal Thai Consulate in the Maldives was officially opened on 16 June 2019 by Her Excellency Mrs Chulamanee Chartsuwan, the Royal Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Speaking at the official function held at the new office at 2nd Floor of H. Nereen in Male’, Mr Manik thanked His Excellency President Mr Mohamed Solih and the Maldivian government for accepting his appointment by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Maldives. He also expressed appreciation for the Maldives Foreign Minister His Excellency Mr Abdulla Shahid in his speech. Mr Manik further said that he is honored to be able to serve the King of Thailand, the Government and the People of Thailand as their Honorary Consulate in the Maldives and he thanked the Ambassador Chulamanee and the Thai Government for the confidence and trust they have placed in him and assured everyone that he will do his best in fulling the functions of the office he holds. He concluded his speech by congratulating both Maldives and Thailand as 21 June 2019 marked the 40th year of relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Chulamanee, in her speech, highlighted the long-standing strong and friendly relations between the two countries that is based on bilateral trade and mutually beneficial socio-economic developments. Ambassador Chulamanee also thanked Mr Manik for working closely with the Embassy and the dedication he has shown in his work and assured him of the Thailand government’s trust and cooperation that will be rendered in executing the functions of the Consulate.