Russian Ambassador meets with Phuket officials, discusses establishing a sister metropolis

Impeccable timing!

The Russian Ambassador to Thailand met with officers in Phuket to discuss establishing Russia’s Kamchatka Krai Administrative Region as a sister city and different issues that affect the roughly eight,000 Russian citizens on the island. Vice Governor Pichet Panapong says Thai authorities are within the means of reviewing the Memorandum of Understanding with the region, adding that it is being dealt with by the Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior.
Ambassador Evgeny Tomikhin also discussed plans for a model new Muay Thai camp in Phuket. Information on the assembly launched by Phuket’s public relations department says that the boxing camp may be constructed on the island so long as permission is granted by Phuket officials.
According to PR Phuket, the ambassador gave a statement on the Russia-Ukraine battle, saying Russian officers attempted to negotiate, however the two countries could not come to an settlement.
With Russian vacationers the highest demographic to enter Phuket under the quarantine exemption entry schemes, Sandbox and Test & Go, some have been concerned that the conflict “could result in less tourists travelling to Thailand”.
The President of the Phuket Tourism Association is telling the general public to not worry as Russians are still planning journeys to the island (although a number of the scheduled flights are already being cancelled).
Backed are still seeing quite numerous Russian tourists booked to travel (to Phuket), together with planes arriving from many cities in Russia. There has been a lot of reaction in phrases of tourism, however no impression yet, so I urge individuals not to worry about it.”

(Only 1 plane arrived in Thailand from Russia today. All Aeroflot flights have stopped arriving. There are additionally 1000’s of Russian visitors in Thailand probably stranded because of dwindling flight options because the situation in Ukraine continues.)

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