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Ambassador Cotter


Welcome Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Embassy of Ireland in Thailand website.

We hope that our website will provide you with a useful means of keeping in touch with Ireland-related developments in Thailand and will also hopefully provide a helpful insight into the work of the Embassy.

It is an honour and privilege to represent Ireland here in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Ireland and Thailand have enjoyed longstanding positive and friendly diplomatic relations for over 40 years. In those years, we have seen a deepening of our bilateral relationship particularly in the areas of trade and investment, tourism and education.

It was only recently in 2015, to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries, that the Irish Government opened our new Embassy here in Bangkok. The opening of the Embassy signals a significant shift in the strength and depth of Ireland's relationship with Thailand and is a clear indication of our strong desire and our determination to enhance every aspect of our relations.

We greatly value the support and goodwill of the Irish community here in Thailand and the tremendous support and friendship of our Thai friends. The Embassy team looks forward to continuing to work together to further strengthen the already strong and positive relations between Ireland and the Kingdom of Thailand.

Le gach dea - ghuí

Tony Cotter

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information:

H.E. Mr. Joseph Anthony (Tony) Cotter

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1957

Married with one daughter

Professional Experience:

Tony Cotter is currently Ireland's Ambassador to Thailand (also accredited to Myanmar).

He served as Ireland's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (also accredited to Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Yemen).

He served as Ambassador to Zambia (also accredited to Namibia) from 2009 to 2012.

He served as Director of Multilateral Section in the Development Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade responsible for relations with the United Nations, the European Union, World Bank and other international institutions from 2012 – 2014.

He served as Director of Civil Society Section in the Development Cooperation Division from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he served as a senior official in a number of Government Ministries and Agencies including the Ministry for Justice (Minister's Policy Adviser), Ministry of Arts, Sport and Tourism (Minister's Policy Adviser), Ministry of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Director), the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, Brussels (Head of Justice & Home Affairs Division) and the Legal Aid Board (Assistant Chief Executive).