PHUKET: A delegation from the British Embassy in Bangkok arrived in Phuket yesterday (May 27) to speak with Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and other prominent provincial figures.
The delegation was headed by Colonel Tony Stern, Defense AttachÃ© at the British Embassy in Bangkok.
The plan is to show around 420 British Royal Navy personnel as part of an outreach program to foster UK-Thailand relations, according to a report from the Phuket office of the relations department. public (PR Phuket).
The purpose of the visit was to confirm what Phuket officials need for staff to visit and what guidelines visiting Navy staff should follow.
Col Stern noted that visiting staff will be fully vaccinated and will comply with provincial regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Visiting navy personnel will be continually screened for infection and their health will be monitored by the ship’s medical team, he added.
During the visit, British Royal Navy personnel will conduct community relations activities, including educational activities for students, as well as activities to foster relations between the British Navy and the Royal Thai Navy, said the report.
If the visit is approved, the visiting military will be in Phuket for three to five days.
Governor Narong said he would be delighted with the visit.
“The arrival of the British Navy is a good thing because Phuket and Thailand have a policy of welcoming foreigners to promote tourism and the economy,” he said.