6 June 2024

Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara bade farewell to Foreign Ministry officials today, after resigning as foreign minister.

A number of officials were seen gathering and taking photos with him in the main hall of the ministry.

They presented flowers to Parnpree, who was appointed to the position in September last year.

He also paid respects to the monument of HRH Prince Devawongse Varopakarn, the father of Thai diplomacy, located within the ministry.

Parnpree decided to resign from the Srettha Thavisin government after losing his deputy prime ministership, while retaining his position as foreign minister, in the administration’s first cabinet reshuffle.

He did not disclose the actual reason behind his decision, which had surprised many. He simply stated that he wanted to “uphold his principles”.