Governor-General of Australia to Visit Thailand


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Governor-General of Australia, David John Hurley, along with his spouse, will make an official visit to Thailand from February 13 to 17.

The upcoming trip, the first since Hurley began his term, is aimed at reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and Thailand through several key activities. These include an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen, which highlights the deep and personal history between the two countries.

The agenda for Hurley’s visit is comprehensive, covering areas of mutual interest such as economic growth, cultural cooperation, and collaborative initiatives on climate change adaptation. A significant part of the visit will be dedicated to touring the Doi Tung Development Project and the Mekong-Australia Partnership’s climate resilience initiative in Chiang Rai, illustrating the shared commitment to sustainable progress and tackling environmental issues.

During this period, the role of Administrator of the Government of Australia will be temporarily assumed by Margaret Beazley, the Governor of New South Wales, to ensure the continuity of governance while Hurley is abroad. This visit underscores the ongoing partnership and shared objectives between Thailand and Australia.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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.