On 8 May 2023, the signing of the MOU on bilateral cooperation between the Chief Ombudsman of Thailand, Mr. Somsak Suwansujarit, and the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea, Ms. Jeon Hyun-Heui, took place at the Office of the Secretariat of the International Ombudsman Institute in Vienna, in the Republic of Austria.
The MOU signing was the fourth extension of bilateral cooperation between the Ombudsman of Thailand and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea, which will be effective until 2028. This is to continue the collaborative activities that aim at jointly developing the complaint handling system, actively resolving difficulties and inconveniences encountered by their nationals, and promoting civil rights and acting in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations of their countries.
After the signing of the MOU extension, the Chief Ombudsman (Mr. Somsak Suwansujarit) and Ombudsman of Thailand (Mr. Songsak Saicheua) attended a bilateral meeting with the Chairperson of the ACRC (Ms. Jeon Hyun-Heui) to discuss guidelines to holding future collaborative activities. Both sides decided to cooperate in order to create awareness of and access to the complaint handling system, through the public relation strategy of the embassies in their both countries. This is for the sake of finding solutions to the problems facing the people. Both parties also accepted to hold online meetings regularly to administer and discuss collaborations that will bring the two organisations closer together.
Source: The Office of the Ombudsman of Thailand