Greg interviews the Luxembourgian Ambassador to Thailand, Jean-Paul Senninger. As a diplomat with a long list of postings around the world, from his home base at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Washington, D.C., Spain, Turkey and finally Bangkok,...
Greg interviews the Luxembourgian Ambassador to Thailand, Jean-Paul Senninger. As a diplomat with a long list of postings around the world, from his home base at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Washington, D.C., Spain, Turkey and finally Bangkok, where he is the chief diplomat for several Southeast Asian nations. Jean-Paul talks about the difficulty of juggling differences of developed countries such as Singapore and Thailand with struggling countries such as Laos and Myanmar but admits that being based in Bangkok, with its friendly people and comfortable climate is a sweet gig.
Next, the two talk about the history of relations between Thailand and Luxembourg. Because of Luxembourg’s diminutive size, there have been no problems in the past between the two countries, but in modern times, the country’s position in the center of Europe and as part of the European Union make it an ideal trading partner for Thailand. The Ambassador notes that Luxembourg actually runs the largest cargo shipping company in the world as well as one of the world’s largest satellite companies, seemingly outperforming what one would expect from such a small country, which is only marginally bigger than Bangkok itself.
Listen in to the rest of the interview as Ambassador Senninger addresses other issues such as Luxembourg’s investment in green energy and what all countries, regardless of size or leadership type, should work toward attaining.
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