Dear friends

Thank you for visiting the website of the Embassy of Portugal in Bangkok! As the newly appointed Ambassador, I have the honourable task of representing Portugal in the Kingdom of Thailand (as well as in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam)  I would like to offer, in the name of the Embassy of Portugal, my heartfelt welcome to all who visit this site.

Throughout my mandate, I will try to promote the image and visibility of Portugal and to develop and rejuvenate the historical alliance that has united us to the Kingdom of Thailand and to this region of Southeast Asia for more than half a century. My goals include expanding our relations in all areas, including the political, the cultural, and the commercial. Our investment opportunities and our tourism sector can also contribute to better mutual knowledge and engagement between our societies.

I will continue to develop contacts with the local authorities, with leaders of the civil society and the business community as well as academic and cultural agents. These contacts will enhance the potential of Portugal and continue the bridge building and partnership opportunities that exist with the countries where I will be accredited.

The resources offered on this site will help facilitate access to information on Portugal, by providing appropriate and important links to some institutions, public services and consulates.  We will also use this site to share the cultural, educational and artistic activities and programs sponsored by the embassy and the cultural centre here in Bangkok. This site will also be utilized to share important information about bilateral relations between Portugal and each of these six nations of Southeast Asia.

It is also my priority to serve the Portuguese citizens residing in or traveling in these countries. You play an important role in our bilateral relations and I hope that you will be frequent visitors to this website.

I am assisted in my work by a small but incredibly dedicated team here at the embassy. Please know that you can always count on our support and cooperation. I hope that you will feel free to contact us with questions, suggestions and ideas.

I thank you again for visiting our site and I hope that you will continue to do so regularly.

Francisco Vaz Patto

Ambassador of Portugal


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