On Thursday May 2nd 2024, His Excellency Mr. Jean-Claude Poimbœuf, France's Ambassador to Thailand, and Mr. Chatuporn Buruspat, Permanent Secretary of Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, signed a letter of intent for bilateral dialogue on the environment, biodiversity and protection of endangered species.

This agreement affirms the determination of both countries to strengthen their cooperation on two major issues: biodiversity and climate, and the sustainable management of marine and coastal resources. The establishment of this Franco-Thai dialogue is fully in line with the 2022-2024 bilateral roadmap, and more generally with France's sustainable development strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.

The French Ambassador was delighted to count Thailand among the members of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, which aims to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030. Mr. Chatuporn Buruspat declared that the signing of this agreement testifies to the common will of both countries to put in place the necessary actions to converge national and international biodiversity and climate goals, in line with the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This signature ceremony offered an opportunity to highlight cooperation projects between the two countries. Several representatives of Thai and French institutions operating in Thailand were present, including Mr. Prasert Sirinapaporn, Secretary General of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) Mr. Nicolas Tateossian, AFD Deputy Country Director in Thailand, and Mr. Xavier Mari, IRD representative in Thailand.

Consult the letter of intent: