EU, Thailand to plant symbolic trees in Bangkok’s Lumphini Park
Lumphini Park, Bangkok | 9 May 2023
The EU is joining hands with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand (MFA) and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to plant trees in the Thai capital’s Lumphini Park on Europe Day (May 9) in celebration of over 60 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and Thailand.
Representatives of the Royal Thai Government and members of the diplomatic corps are invited to attend the tree planting ceremony close to the Royal Monument of King Rama VI (Door 1) on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 at 07.45.
The event will be led by EU Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr David Daly, Governor of Bangkok Mr Chadchart Sittipunt and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms Busadee Santipitaks. They will plant the endangered Siamese rosewood, or pa-yoong, which the EU funds to conserve through the project Partners Against Wildlife Crime.
The event will highlight the long-standing cooperation between EU and Thailand in areas such as trade and investment, sustainable development, climate change, culture and human rights.
With the EU’s plans to donate a further 600 trees across Bangkok – a nod to the 60 years of relations – the action will support Thailand’s green initiatives, which is also in line with the European Green Deal.