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15 May 2012

Australia Thailand Institute

The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) was established in 2005 to promote bilateral relations with Thailand and to expand institutional and people-to-people links.

The mission of the institute is to advise the Australian Government, through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, on broadening and deepening the relationship between Australia and Thailand and to undertake and support programs that strengthen next generation links between Australia and Thailand.

The goals are:

  1. Contribute to the development of Australia's political and economic relations with Thailand and support Australia's broader diplomatic objectives in Thailand

  2. Broaden awareness and understanding in Australia and Thailand of each other's culture, values and traditions, including sport

  3. Generate increased institutional and people-to-people contacts between Australia and Thailand

  4. Publicly promote the Australia-Thailand relationship and establish relations through media and alumni activities in order to facilitate long-term bilateral links

Wherever possible the ATI seeks to expand people-to-people and institutional links through programs, partnerships with other organisation and seed funding of projects to enable them to grow.