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Reception reinforces warm Netherlands - Chiang Mai connections

Reception reinforces warm Netherlands - Chiang Mai connections

S. Chantachitpreecha
As part of a two-day business trip to Chiang Mai, the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, organised a networking reception at Le Meridien on July1.

The deputy governor of Chiang Mai, Chuchad Keelapaeng, shown with Dr Duongchan A. Charoenmuang of Chiang Mai University and Dr Hans van Sarten, (l-r)

Held in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, the event attracted more than 130 invited guests, and was hosted by Dr Hans van Santen, Deputy Head of the Mission and Dutch Counsellor for Economic and Culture. Guests of honour included the deputy governor of Chiang Mai Chuchad Keelapaeng, Chiang Mai University’s Dr Duongchan A. Charoenmuang, Chiang Mai University and Capt. Dr Duentemduang na Chiengmai, the ex-Mayor of Chiang Mai. Representatives from the Dutch Consulate in Chiang Mai and the nearby Agriculture, Nature and Food Section, local state & business agencies as well as press and local Thai and Dutch NGOs joined with friends and business colleagues to ensure the beginning of another sustainable and successful page of cooperation between the Netherlands with her network in Chiang Mai Province.