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Don Pramudwinai
Don Pramudwinai
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Don Pramudwinai in 2017
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

12 August 2020
Prayut Chan-o-cha
Minister of Foreign Affairs

23 August 2015
Prayut Chan-o-cha
Thanasak Patimaprakorn
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

August 2014 - August 2015
Foreign ministerThanasak Patimaprakorn
Ambassador of Thailand to United States

2009-2010
Samak Sundaravej
Krit Garnjana Goonchorn
Kittiphong Na Ranong
Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations

2007-2009
Surayud Chulanont
Samak Sundaravej
Somchai Wongsawat
Abhisit Vejjajiva
Thai Ambassador to the European Union

2004-2007
Surayud Chulanont
Samak Sundaravej
Ambassador of Thailand to China

2000-2004
Thaksin Shinawatra
Nikhom Tantemsapya
Chulaphong Nonsrichai
Personal details
Born (1950-01-25) 25 January 1950 (age 70)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse(s)Narirat Pramudwinai
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Tufts University
ProfessionDiplomat, politician
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Don Pramudwinai (Thai: , RTGSDon Poramatwinai, IPA: [d?:n p?:.rá.mát.wí.naj]; born 25 January 1950) is a Thai diplomat serving as Foreign Minister of Thailand (2020).[1]

Education

Don attended Wat Suthiwararam and Suankularb Wittayalai Schools. As an undergraduate he studied at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University (1967-1968). He received a BA in political science and an MA in international relations from UCLA. He also received an MA in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.[2][3][4]

Career

Secretary Tillerson and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Washington

Don 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 posted 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 Ambassador 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 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] In an August 2020 Cabinet reshuffle, he was also appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in addition to his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs. [5]

Awards and honors

  • 1979: Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
  • 1982: Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
  • 1984: Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
  • 1989: Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
  • 1992: Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
  • 1995: Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
  • 1998: Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
  • 2003: Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
  • 2004: 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.
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  5. ^ https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/1963883/new-cabinet-ministers-announced

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