On 8 May 2023, the Royal Thai Embassy in Athens welcomed the delegation from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Thailand’s Ministry of Justice, headed by Police Major Siriwish Chantechasitkul, Director of the Human Trafficking Crimes Bureau. The delegation visited Greece in order to participate in the Workshop “Integrated for Human Trafficking in Europe.” Both sides exchanged views on the prosecution and prevention of human trafficking crimes, as well as the protection of Thai nationals in Greece for future cooperation and inter-agency coordination.

As part of the Workshop “Integrated for Human Trafficking in Europe” – organised by DSI Networks in Europe on 7 May 2023 – Mr. Pornsith Pibulnakarintr, Chargé d’Affaires of the Royal Thai Embassy, delivered an opening remark and gave a presentation under the topic of “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Role in Providing Assistance in Human Trafficking Cases.” Approximately 50 DSI volunteers from different European countries participated in this workshop.

Seminars and Workshops on the topic of human trafficking and related laws of the European DSI network included Thai members living in 12 countries: Thailand, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.

We had seminars at The War Museum of Greece and the Ambassador of Thailand in Greece gave a speech at the opening session to educate the members. There were also other qualified speakers, including: 

Police Major Siriwit Chantechasitkul, Director of Human Trafficking Litigation Division
Ms. Natthaphon Bunyakorn, Director of the Crime Prevention Network
Mrs. Kanoklada Charoensiri, Director of Inspection Division 2, Technology and Center Division
Mr. Paphawin Manyawut, Special Case Investigation Officer, Special Expertise
duty Deputy Director of Human Trafficking Litigation Division
Mr. Thanaphong Worasiha, 
Special Investigators Ms. Wirawan Mosby, NGO from The Hug Project, Thailand
Dr. Esohe Aghatise from Iroko Onlus, Italy.

Our Director Esohe Aghatise spoke on trafficking and prostitution and explained why it would be a disaster for Thailand to adopt the German or Dutch models on prostitution.