Don Pramudwinai

Don Pramudwinai
ดอน ปรมัตถ์วินัย
Deputy Secretary Blinken Meets With Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai in New York City cropped.jpg
Don Pramudwinai (right)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
23 August 2015
Prime MinisterPrayut Chan-o-cha
Preceded byThanasak Patimaprakorn
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 2014 – August 2015
Foreign ministerThanasak Patimaprakorn
Thai Ambassador to the United States
In office
2009–2010
Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations
In office
2007–2009
Thai Ambassador to the European Union
In office
2004–2007
Thai Ambassador to China, North Korea, and Mongolia
In office
2000–2004
Personal details
Born25 January 1950 (aged 68)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse(s)Puen Pramudwinai
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Tufts University
ProfessionDiplomat, politician
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Don Pramudwinai (Thai: ดอน ปรมัตถ์วินัย, RTGSDon Poramatwinai, IPA: [dɔːn pɔː.rá.mát.wí.naj]; born 25 January 1950) is a Thai diplomat currently serving as Foreign Minister of Thailand.[1]

Education[]

Pramudwinai attended Suankularb Wittayalai High School. He received a B.A. in political science Science and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also received an M.A. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.[2][3][4]

Career[]

Secretary Tillerson Poses for a Photo With Thai Foreign Minister Pramudwinai Before Their Meeting in Washington

Pramudwinai joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. In 1992 he was appointed Director-General of the Department of East Asian Affairs. From 1994 to 1998 he was stationed as Thailand’s Ambassador to Switzerland, Vatican City, and Liechtenstein. From 1999-2000 he was the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson. From 2000 - 2004 he served as Anbassador to China, North Korea, and Mongolia. From 2004 to 2007 he served as Ambassador to the European Union. From 2007 until 2009 he served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. From 2009 until 2010 he served as Ambassador to the United States. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister, and in 2015 was elevated to Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]

Awards and Honors[]

In 1982 he was made Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant and in 1979 he was made Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. In 1984 he was made Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. In 1989 he was made Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant. In 1992 he was made Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. In 1995 he was made Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant. In 1998 he was made Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. In 2003 he was made Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant. In 2004 Pramudwinai was given the honor Knight Commander of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao.

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Minister of Foreign Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand". www.mfa.go.th.
  2. ^ ประวัติการทำงานโดยสังเขปของ นาย ดอน ปรมัตถ์วินัย มอบต่อสมาคมข้าราชการพลเรือนเมื่อ พย.๒๕๕๓
  3. ^ รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงการต่างประเทศ กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ
  4. ^ นาวาโทตัปนวงศ์ บุนนาค - ชมรมสายสกุลบุนนาค