November 30, 2017
The passing of His Excellency Dr. Surin Pitsuwan
The Royal Thai Embassy has learnt with profound sadness of the passing of His Excellency Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the late former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Royal Thai Embassy wishes to extend its deepest sympathy and condolences to Dr. Surin’s family.
His Excellency Dr. Surin Pitsuwan was instrumental in the shaping of Thailand’s foreign policy when he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand from 1997-2001. He also held the position of Secretary-General of ASEAN from 2008-2012. His Excellency Dr. Surin Pitsuwan passed away peacefully in Bangkok on Thursday, 30 November 2017, at the age of 68.