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 74)
Thonburi, Thailand
Political partyDemocrat Party
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]

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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