It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand.

Our site is intended to help you learn more about the European Union, EU-Thailand relations and the work of the Delegation in Bangkok.

The relations between the EU and Thailand have developed significantly since the opening of the Delegation in 1979. Thailand has made a major leap into a middle-income developing country. Meanwhile the EU has become an ever closer union of 28 Member States and a key player in international affairs.

Whereas in the past the EU and Thailand had a traditional donor-recipient relationship we are now strong partners in the field of trade. The EU is the second biggest export market for Thai products and the fourth largest source of imports.

We regularly exchange views with our Thai partners on political issues particularly in the EU-ASEAN context. The EU offers Thailand technical assistance and capacity building particularly in the areas of economic relations, science and technology, higher education, environment and health. We are also active on the cultural front and you can find information about our various activities on this web site.

It is my aim as the Ambassador of the European Union to strengthen and deepen the long-standing relations between the EU and Thailand. Enjoy exploring our website and do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments. Your feedback will be very welcome.

Jesús Miguel Sanz