TRCC congratulates the Russian Federation of the National Day
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TRCC took part in the JFCCT reunion meeting on May 28, 2015
Annual meeting of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) on April 27, 2015,
On April 27, 2015 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok there was an annual meeting of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), which gathered not only members of TRCC but also guests from Chamber of Commerce of Thailand, Thai Federation of Industrials , Thai Thai-Russian Business Council and Presidents of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand. The meeting was opened by the President of TRCC Dr. Sombat, who gave a floor to the Russian Ambassador to Thailand Dr. Kirill Barsky.
The Russian Ambassador in his opening speech to distinguished guests noted that the very fact that TRCC together with its predecessor – the Thai-Russian Trade Association has been for more than 15 years active in promoting trade and economic cooperation between our two countries is highly appreciated and he is pleased to see the organization growing both in size and authority. It is known and respected not only within the Thai business community, but also among related government agencies as well.
Definitely, Dr. Barky could not avoid to deliver some information regarding the current state and future development of Russian-Thai relations, especially trade and economic cooperation, which may prove useful to Thai businessmen in shaping strategies for the coming years. He attracted the audience attention with the most recent highlight in Russian-Thai bilateral relations, first of all to the official visit to Thailand of the Chairman of the Russian government H.E. Dmitry Medvedev, which took place on April 7-8. Speaking about bilateral trade and economic cooperation one must note that Thailand is Russia’s biggest trading partner among ASEAN countries and one of the most important business allies in the Asia-Pacific region. The favorable shifts towards more intensive Russian-Thai trade and economic cooperation that have emerged in recent years have led to a steady increase in bilateral trade. In accordance with Federal Customs service of Russia in 2014 our bilateral trade turnover almost reached 4 billion USD (while according to Thai statistical data the turnover figure has reached 4,9 billion USD), representing a 18,7 % increase as compared to the previous year. The Russian Ambassador in his speech to the Thai businessmen pointed out that
Russian oil, hot-rolled steel, fertilizers and chemicals, precious stones, pulp and paper as before constituted the bulk of Russian exports to Thailand. While Russian imports from Thailand are mainly comprised of cars, auto spare parts, machinery, chemicals, rice, seafood, fruits and vegetables, pearls, precious stones and metals, textiles and other products. Among other high potential areas of cooperation and possible projects for mutual business activity there is a good room in the area of bio-technology which may be highly beneficial for Thailand not only in terms of bio-fuel production, but more importantly, for the future of its agriculture and food industry. He reminded that Russia’s expertise in railway construction and operation as in freight rolling stock production may also prove to be useful taking into account Thailand’s plans to expand its railway system.
Dr. Barsky applied to the Thai businessmen to pay a special attention to prospective mutually beneficial projects in such fields as joint construction of energy power plants in Thailand and providing sustainable electricity supply for the needs of fast growing Thai economy, introducing high-end technology in construction area and development of public transport navigation technologies. Answering a question of the TRCC member on Russian interest to some products from Thailand, Dr. Barsky noted that Thai business might get a success not only in the development of auto spare parts production but also in food industry. Russia already sees a steady increase in Thai food exports to Russia. Last December there was the first ever shipment of Thai pork to Russia. We already have a successful example of the CP Group’s project in Russia and the Thai Company “Sutech -Engineering” just finished negotiation with the Russian authorities on construction of the sugar plant in the Far East.
With all the goodwill and sincere desire on the part of the Governments of both countries to promote Russian - Thai trade and economic cooperation and of course, the private sector of both countries, we can hit the target to increase the turnover between two countries up to 10 billion US dollars in 2016. Finally, he finished his speech with assurances to reiterate the continued support of the Russian Embassy, The Russian Trade Representation as well as his personal backing for all endeavors of the Thai-Russian Chamber aimed at promoting friendly and mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation with Russia.
The President of TRCC in his reply mentioned that definitely, there are numerous opportunity for mutual investment and joint business activity between our two countries. And in order to realize these opportunities considerable efforts are needed both on part of the Governments of our countries as well as the private sector.
Business communities of both countries should facilitate their contacts directly in the most efficient way and the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce shall play an important part in achieving this goal. Permanent channels for the exchange of market information should be created as well as databases on bilateral opportunities and companies seeking partners in both countries.
After discussion of the Thai-Russian business opportunities, routine procedure of the annual meeting ( budget , changing in the charter etc) the TRCC announced the plan of its activity in 2015-2016 and discussed the panning trip to Vladivostok and Khabarvsk. The serious interest was performed by the Chamber’s members to the participation in the Forum/Business mission, which is to take place in May-June 2015. Thai businessmen declared that round-tables and direct negotiations between Thai and Russian companies on the Forum can be very useful for further business contacts and benefit for both countries.
The meeting was continued with the reception in the Dusit Thani Hotel, where guests did get an opportunity to enjoy some Russian meals and vodka.
Dmitry Medvedev meets with Russian and Thai business circles
A meeting with representatives of Russian and Thai business circles
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, respected colleagues – Russian and Thai – it gives me great pleasure to welcome you here! I am pleased to have this opportunity to meet you.
I would like to say that today is a notable occasion for the history of our relations, as for the first time in recent years we had full-fledged talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and discussed cooperation in various sectors. I hope that our meeting and conversation will also provide an impetus to business ties and trade and investment cooperation. Such meetings are useful; they help understand what makes business tick, grasp the mood of business circles, outline certain prospects and ask questions if there are any. So let’s exchange our considerations.
As is known, our countries have a special relationship. In two years, we will mark the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Our economic cooperation has, in effect, never been interrupted. Trade turnover in recent years, despite the crisis and all sorts of global economic problems (and our economies, too, are exposed to pressure, in one way or another), has also been growing.
Last year, trade turnover, in our estimate, was $4 billion, and in our Thai partners’ estimate, $5 billion (because they count somewhat differently, using statistics involving supplies of a number of goods via third countries).
In any event, these are positive dynamics. Even despite current problems, we are seeing positive dynamics today as well.
We believe – and I said this to the prime minister earlier today – that we have every chance to increase this indicator to $10 billion through various areas, be it the fuel and energy sectors, agriculture, cooperation in the defence and technology sectors, new technologies or medicine. The potential of the aircraft- and helicopter-building industry and motor industry has not yet been tapped to the full.
Naturally, we are counting on further growth in such an important area of our cooperation as tourism. Thailand is among the most attractive countries for tourists – definitely, for our citizens. Last year, 1.6 million citizens of our country, Russians, visited your country.
However, it is important to understand that competition for tourists is becoming more intense, both for internal and external reasons.
We are developing our tourism — domestic tourism. Currency fluctuations have made long itineraries less attractive. They have become more expensive for a large number of our people, so it is essential to create new interesting, accessible tourist products to ensure growth in this segment.
Russia also seeks to create favorable conditions for our investors. We work continuously to improve the investment climate, remove administrative barriers and provide preferential work conditions in the Russian Far East.
In late March, a new law came into force that establishes special legal arrangements for entrepreneurs working in certain areas. They are called “priority development areas”. These will include a simplified land acquisition procedure, tax breaks and other preferences, and the possibility of applying free economic zone customs regulations, and it will be easier to hire qualified foreign personnel there. Therefore, there are people responsible for this on the official team that is accompanying me during this visit.
Here is Mr Trutnev, the deputy prime minister, who is responsible for the development of the Russian Far East. If you have any questions related to investment in priority development areas, they could be discussed both at this table and later on in a less formal setting. You are welcome.
Today is quite an opportune time for entering the Russian market, especially for companies producing food and consumer goods. There are several reasons for this, including the launch of the Eurasian Economic Union. It is a big market. It may be recalled that it now includes a total of five countries, with a population of about 180 million.
In investment project in Russia makes it possible to ensure sales in the other four countries without additional customs duties. And, of course, it is possible to substitute for import from countries that have backed anti-Russian sanctions. For well-known reasons, niches have emerged on our market, primarily on the food and agricultural markets, and those who can fill them will naturally get additional opportunities.
For example, I can say that our trade relations – to be more precise, the volume of agricultural produce from Thailand to the Russian market has grown by 8.5 percent in a few months. This shows that our restrictions, the embargo that we have imposed on a number of European goods, are working and they are working in favor of goods from other parts of the world, specifically from Southeast Asia, from Thailand.
Some of our colleagues present here today are already involved in the development of Russian agriculture and related industries, in particular the CP Group holding. We also know about the plans of another Thai company, Sutech Engineering, to build a sugar refinery in the Far East.
In agribusiness, we are also ready for the creation of co-production ventures and, of course, for Thai supplies to our market, but at the same time we would like to see reciprocity; so that our grain producers and processors could also supply their products to the Thai market. This would enable us to rectify the imbalance in the bilateral food trade.
We have a joint Russian-Thai commission on bilateral cooperation. Its next plenary session will be held in the summer in Russia. I am confident that today’s meetings will give the commission co-chairs something to add to the session agenda. The Russian section of our commission is led by Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade. He is also present at this meeting.
Generally, I would like to emphasize that we are interested in diversifying our trade with Thailand and expanding the export of high-tech products, and, as a matter of fact, international cooperation in this segment is a key condition for its development. We are open to expanding ties with Thailand, other ASEAN states and the Asia Pacific region as a whole.
Obviously, the transition to financial settlements in national currencies – the rouble and the baht – could provide an additional impetus to bilateral ties. We have discussed this issue with the prime minister today. This will make it possible to cut costs and currency risks amid unstable exchange rates and speculative attacks on national currencies, and eventually we will be able to make our goods more competitive on the domestic markets.
I would like to close by wishing you all good projects and good achievements this year. Also, accept my best wishes ahead of the traditional Thai New Year. And I hope that we will still have plenty of opportunities to discuss prospects for our work.
After Dmitry Medvedev, the moderator of the Meeting, Russia's Trade representative in Thailand Oleg Maslennikov gave the floor to Mr. Supanta Mongkonsutri - the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Trade, Industry and Banking of Thailand, the Chairman of the Federation of Industrials of Thailand, who spoke about the investment climate of Thailand and new opportunities related to the launch of the ASEAN economic community.
The next speaker Yury Sharov, member of the Board of Directors of the” Inter RAO”, who informed that his company is a leading operator of energy’ exports to 13 countries. Actively working in Myanmar, Laos and Indonesia, the company is interested in cooperation with Thailand/ Mr. Yuri Sharov told about prospects of development of joint energy projects in the Asia Pacific region
On behalf of major Thai business groups Mr. Thanin Chearavanont, the Chairman of C.P. Group of Companies told about the prospects of Russian-Thai investment cooperation . C.P. Group has been investing in Russia already for 10 years, it owns three companies in Russia, which are engaged in the development of animal husbandry. The experience of the C.P. Group may be interesting for other investors of Thailand.
The next statement was delivered by Mr. Saltanov, Vice President of Russian Railways, which is one of the largest companies in Russia, it manages 900 thousand employees and owning 85 thousand kilometers of railways/ He has already held talks on the issue of entering the Thai infrastructure construction market. He highlighted the opportunities for participation of Russian companies in projects to modernize the Railways of Thailand, as well as the implementation of joint projects in third countries
The Thai side was also represented by Mr. Kreangkrai Kinnucan , Chairman of the Thai - Russian business Council and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Industrialists of Thailand and he told about prospects of development of Russian-Thai trade and economic relations.
The business lunch in the Russian Embassy with the minister of industry and commerce of the Russian Federation
On January 9, 2015 H.E. Mr. Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, invited for the business lunch in the Russian Embassy the President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce and officials from the Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and FTI. The Russian minister said Russia started to import frozen pork from Thailand last December and he hoped it would import more Thai farm products, food and natural rubber in the future.
He quoted the Russian minister as saying that Russia would need a large amount of natural rubber from Thailand.
Russian Ambassador to Thailand said: I attended all 7 meetings Russian Minister of Industry had in Bangkok on Jan.9 and was impressed how strong interest in cooperation with Russia is. Russia-Thai trade grew 14.3% in 2014 and will continue to grow in 2015. Both sides agreed to expand cooperation in innovations, transport, agriculture etc.
on photo: the Russian minister Denis Manturov, President TRCC Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai and the Thai officials
The Russian delegation headed by H.E. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of Russia to Thailand, Mr. Oleg Maslennikov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation and also Mr. Pavel Sorokin, Assistant to the Ambassador visited CPF chicken integration farm & meat processing plan in Korat.
On November 26-27, 2014 the Russian delegation headed by H.E. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of Russia to Thailand, Mr. Oleg Maslennikov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation and also Mr. Pavel Sorokin, Assistant to the Ambassador visited CPF chicken integration farm & meat processing plan in Korat. The delegation was accompanied by Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of TRCC and Dr. Sourat Rakhimbabaev, Executive Director of TRCC.
After the plant’s survey and process’ presentation the Russian delegation enjoyed the food products tasting and gave a highest mark to the quality and delicious taste of the Korat’s complex’ production.
H.E. Kirill Barsky, the Russian Ambassador to Thailand assured the company that in cooperation with the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce the Russian Embassy is ready to give full assistance in trade cooperation between Thailand and Russia and export of CPF products in Russia.
TRCC Seminar "Investing in Russia" in Dusit Thani Hotel
On photo: H.E. Kirill Barsky, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Thailand and
Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce
On 20th November 2014 in Dusit Thani Hotel Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce has organized the seminar “Investing in Russia”
The Seminar collected about 60 participants, who are:
1. TRCC members, Top executives from all industries, governments and non-profit organizations from Thailand.
2. Potential investors
3. SMEs with potential to export
4. Entrepreneurs with potential to expand businesses to Russia
5. The general public and press
and also target foreign invitees, such as the Board of Trade of Thailand, Members of the Foreign Chambers of Commerce from 7countries ( India, Turkey, Portugal, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Myanmar) and other international partners from ASEAN countries.
The Seminar is organized by the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce with a support of the Russian Embassy in Thailand and the Russian Trade representation in Thailand.
The objective of the Seminar is to encourage more mutual investments between Thailand and Russia. The Seminar focused on the trade relations and business prospects between the two countries.
The event was conducted in Thai and English. President of Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai opened the Seminar and invited to the state H.E. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand, who delivered his speech on the Trade cooperation between Russia and Thailand and also the important aspects on investing in Russia. The Russian Ambassador and the Trade Representative of Russia in Thailand answered a numerous question of the participants. And the next speaker Mr. Chusak Chuenprayoth, Vice Chairman Board of Trade of Thailand & CEO of KC FRESH Co., Ltd., took the floor reporting the “Case Study : Vegetables & Fruits Trade between Thailand and Russia and Ways of Money Transferring”. That was not just a usual speech but a true experience of trading with the Russian partners. His relay was passed to Mr. Kriangkrai Vuttivirakulchai, the Hero of Labor of Russia, who shared his secrets of success of 10 years development of agricultural business in Russia. Finally, Prof. Sourat Rakhimbabaev, Executive Director of Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce. He took the audience’ attention with exclusive information on investing in Russia and perspective areas for Asian investors.
During the panel discussion the Russian Ambassador and the Russian Trade Representative as well as the semnar’s speakers answered a lot of questions of auditorium.
All participants have received the promotional materials including the CD “Investing in the Russian Federations” ( CD variant of the book “Investing if the Russian Federation” printed by the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce, 202 pages, edition 2014)
Being inspired with a high interest of the Seminar’s audience, the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce promised to organize the next event in the beginning of 2015.
Opening remarks by H.E.Mr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand, at the seminar “Investment in Russia” organized by Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Dusit Thani Hotel, 20 November, 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to address this distinguished gathering of the Thai business community assembled here today to exchange views and ideas on ways to further promote trade and investment cooperation between Russia and Thailand, to discuss current and emerging challenges that hamper bilateral relations, as well as to explore new opportunities for mutually beneficial business cooperation. At the outset I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce and all those responsible for organizing this important event.
TWhat will happen if we miss this chance? From a narrow viewpoint, not much. Existing opportunities will be sooner or later taken and gaps on our respective markets will be filled by somebody else. The title I have chosen for my opening remarks is “If We Miss This Chance”. It needs explanations. By “We” I mean Russia and Thailand, our two governments, business communities and peoples. What do I mean by the word “Chance”? A unique moment in contemporary history when both Russia and Thailand are at their crossroads, when they face some difficulties and new opportunities. And “To Miss” means to fail capitalizing on these opportunities, to lose time, to take for granted what we’ve got as a rare chance.
But strategically speching, we would miss a great deal. We would then miss a chance to bring Russia into the picture of South East Asia. A chance for Thailand to have more balanced economic partnerships and to strengthen its position in the global and Eurasian politics and economics.
Today Thailand can get its share of the Russian agricultural market.
Thailand can get an excess to retail networks inside Russia and to export its food, textile, electronic appliances and other consumer goods directly to the Russian customers.
Thailand can guarantee its energy security and to get rid of energy dependence on neighboring countries and to overcome electricity shortage.
Thailand can diversity its sources of infrastructure development and technology transfer.
Thailand can become a key player in the tourism industry across Russia.
The market which is opening up for Thai export goods is huge. It is not only Russia but also Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia as future members of the Eurasian Economic Union to be inaugurated on January 1, 2015. It is a common market with a population of 175 million people.
Which areas of cooperation in trade and investment look most lucrative and promising?
First of all, it is food market and food industry.
We already see a steady increase in Thai food exports to Russia. But we believe that your vast experience in this field could be put to better use through direct investment into food production in the vast market of the Russian Federation. And as you probably know, we already have a successful example of such investment. I am talking about the CP Group’s project, which has invested more than USD 300 million into the construction of a feed-mill and several swine farms in Moscow region. As I am informed CP Group plans further expansion of its project to other regions of the Russian Federation.
Secondly it is energy sector, including import of oil and LNG from Russia, as well as investment in oil and gas extraction; hydroenergy and construction of hydropower stations; electricity transmission; purchase of Russia produced energy-generating equipment; peaceful use of nuclear energy; exploration and utilization of alternative energy sources.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Cham-o-cha met in Myanmar on November 12. During that meeting both leaders reiterated their commitment to double the trade volume between Russia and Thailand and bring it to USD 10 billion by 2016. This manifestation of political will lays down a good basis for further rapid development of trade cooperation between Moscow and Bangkok.
Thailand is an important business partner of Russia in the Asia-Pacific region. The favorable shifts towards more intensive Russian-Thai trade and economic cooperation that have emerged in recent years have allowed Thailand to become the leader among 10 ASEAN trading partners with Russia. According to Thai statistical data in 2013, despite a slight drop from the level of 2012 our bilateral trade turnover reached almost USD 4.7 billion, with Russian exports to Thailand amounting to about USD 3.5 billion, and Thai exports to Russia - to about USD 1.2 billion. However, I believe that against the backdrop of the huge economic potential of our countries these figures are unacceptably small.
The same situation we have with mutual investments. According to Thai statistics direct investments from Russia exceeded the level of USD 100 million, while our estimation of the volume of Thai investments to Russia is close to USD 500 million. This must be changed.
Russia’s experience and expertise in railway construction and operation may also prove useful taking into account Thailand’s plans to expand and modernize its railway system. Russian companies would also be interested in joining some of the large-scale infrastructure projects that Thailand plans to undertake during the next several years.
Thailand’s success in the development of its auto industry and auto spare parts production could be a strong motivation for investment into Russia’s automobile industry, especially given the high priority accorded by the Russian Government to the development of this sector.
Of equal importance is the establishment of stable bilateral banking links to facilitate payments for goods and services delivered to each other. As I was informed a “round-table” seminar between Russian and Thai bankers is planned to be held in February next year. Such an event would definitely be an important step in the right direction.
Bearing in mind that today most of our bilateral trade and economic cooperation is centered mostly around Moscow and St. Petersburg, we believe that the establishment of direct trade and economic links with other regions of the vast territory of the Russian Federation, especially such resource-rich areas as Siberia and the Far East, could open new and untapped business opportunities to Thai traders and investors. In this respect the plans of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce to lead a business mission to the Far East of Russia in early 2015 are most welcome and will surely receive all necessary support from the Russian Embassy
Russia has also much to offer in the area of bio-technology which may be highly beneficial for Thailand not only in terms of bio-fuel production, but more importantly for the future of its agriculture and food industry.
Obviously, there are many more areas of cooperation that may be developed between Thailand and Russia than those that I have just mentioned. But in order to broaden the scope of cooperation in the economic sphere considerable efforts are needed both on part of the Governments of our countries as well as the private sector.
As it was noted during the last session of the Joint Russian-Thai Commission in March 2013, with all goodwill of the Governments of both countries to promote Russian-Thai trade and economic cooperation, the real driving force behind this important sector of bilateral relations is, of course, the private sector of both countries, namely - all of you, who have gathered in this room today. Without your true interest and practical activity all decisions and efforts taken by the Governments will have little effect.
Business communities of both countries should facilitate their contacts directly in the most efficient way. And I believe that business associations of both countries, such as the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce and as well as Thai-Russian Business Council together with its partner organization - the Russian-Thai Business Council - have a major role to play in achieving this goal. Permanent channels for exchange of market information should be created and databases on bilateral opportunities and companies seeking partners in both countries should be made available to business people.
On my part I would like to reiterate the continued support of the Russian Embassy, Russian Trade Representation as well as my personal backing for all endeavors of the Thai business community aimed at promoting friendly and mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation with Russia.
I would like to conclude my opening remarks by wishing all Thai businessmen present at today’s seminar good health, prosperity and success in their business activities with Russian partners.
TRCC meeting with the Russian Ambassador for Thailand
The President TRCC Dr. Sombat, TRCC Vice President Mr. Vitaly Kisselev and TRCC Executive Director Prof. Sourat had a meeting with the new Russian Ambassador for Thailand H.E. Kirill Barsky. H.E. Kirill Barsky mentioned that TRCC is one of the very first organization, which he contacts in the Russian Embassy upon his arrival to Thailand. He underlined that is going to assist the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce in its projects and hoped to develop Thai-Russian relations on the new level.
On photo (from left to right): Prof. Sourat, H.E. Kirill Barsky, Dr. Sombat, Mr. Vitaly Kisselev
TRCC Networking Event "Meet the New TRCC Executive
on August 7, 2014 held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.
The very fact that Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) together with its predecessor - Thai-Russian Trade Association has been active for more than 13 years of promoting trade and economic cooperation between two countries speaks for itself. TRCC networking event, organized by the new Executive Committee welcomed distinguished guests from Thailand’ s Board of Trade, Board of Investment, Thai-Russian Business Council, the Russian Embassy, the Russian Trade Representation, Thai Foreign Joint Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the Chamber of commerce of Thailand and other countries, Thai biggest companies and SME and also members of the Russian business community in Thailand, who joined together under the auspices of the TRCC with the single goal- to promote trade and investment between two countries.
On photo: TRCC President Mr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai welcomes the Russian Ambassador in Thailand H.E. Mr. Alexander Maryasov
With the special plague of Honor TRCC awarded H.E. Mr. Alexander Maryasov as a token of deep gratitude and appreciation for his tireless work and valuable contribution to the development of the Thai-Russian relations during his term as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the kingdom of Thailand.
From colleagues of the Executive Committee and grateful members of TRCC Mr. Phisak Nivataphand was awarded with the plague of Honor as a token of deep gratitude and appreciation for his tireless work and valuable contribution to the development of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce during his two terms as TRCC President (2010-2014)
On photo (from left to right):Deputy Trade representative of Russia in Thailand Mr. Vladimir Romanov, Former president TRCC Mr. Phisak Nivataphand, Trade representative of Russia in Thailand Mr. Oleg Maslennikov, President TRCC Mr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, Russian Ambassador in Thailand H.E. Mr. Alexander Maryasov, Chairman T-RBC Mr. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, Executive Director TRCC Mr. Sourat Rakhimbabaev
The event was supported by our sponsors:
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited
Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Thailand
Boonrawd Trading International Co., Ltd.
Legal Advisory Council Limited.