Kasit Piromya

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Kasit Piromya
กษิต ภิรมย์
Kasit Piromya NY 2009-9-28.jpg
Piromya in New York, 2009
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
20 December 2008 – 9 August 2011
Prime MinisterAbhisit Vejjajiva
Preceded bySompong Amornwiwat
Succeeded bySurapong Tovichakchaikul
Personal details
Born (1944-12-15) 15 December 1944 (age 75)
Thonburi, Thailand
Political partyDemocrat Party (until 2019)
Alma materInternational Institute of Social Studies
Georgetown University
ProfessionPolitician, Diplomat

Kasit Piromya (Thai: กษิต ภิรมย์; RTGSKasit Phirom; born 15 December 1944 in Thonburi) is a Thai diplomat, Democrat Party politician, and former People's Alliance for Democracy ("Yellow Shirts") activist.[1] He was Foreign Minister of Thailand under Abhisit Vejjajiva from 2008 to 2011.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Kasit was born on 15 December 1944 at Thonburi. He received early education at Bangkok Christian College and then went to study at the high school level at St Joseph's College, Darjeeling. After that, he returned to higher education at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. He admitted to Chulalongkorn University for a period of time and applied for a bachelor's degree in International Affairs at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA. After that, Kasit received an international relations study at the Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands and the National Defense College, Class 32.


He has served as the ambassador to the Soviet Union and Mongolia, Russia and the former Soviet republics, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Germany, Japan, and the United States.[3] Most recently he has appeared on government opposition channels to denounce the current government as well as to denounce the US for interfering in Thai affairs.


  1. ^ Horn, Robert (February 7, 2011). "Thailand and Cambodia's Battle for an Ancient Temple". TIME. Archived from the original on November 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Government of Australia (May 2011). "Visit to Thailand". Office of the Foreign Minister. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "H.E. Ambassador Kasit Piromya". U.S.–Thailand Business Council. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2011.

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