KU welcomed administrators from ASIAFRICA Foundation

On Monday 1st November 2021, at 14.00 P.M., in the IAD meeting room on the 10th floor of the Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center Building, Kasetsart University. Dr. Chongrak WACHRINRAT, President of Kasetsart University along with Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak TAYJASANANT, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, Dr. Prayath NANTASIN, Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science, and Miss Araya BIJAPHALA, Director of International Affairs Division welcomed Dr. Roland Amoussou-Guenou, President and Co-Founder of ASIAFRICA Foundation along with Mr. Xuwicha HIRANPRUECK, Aviation Business, and African Expert; on the occasion of visiting Kasetsart University.

The purpose of this visit was to fasten the relationship and initiate new activities under the recently signed MoU in late October 2021 via an online platform. Hence, Mr. Xuwicha HIRANPRUECK elaborated more on the ongoing development of African countries in terms of agricultural and food security issues, which led to the interest in collaborating with Asian countries especially Thailand as Kasetsart University is a top-notch agricultural relate expertise in this area. Furthermore, Dr. Roland Amoussou-Guenou also suggested that both sides should initiate the collaborative activities with some bilateral seminar or a short-term professional training program in a related field with the hope to establish a new campus of Kasetsart University in Africa.

Accordingly, Dr. Chongrak WACHRINRAT agreed on the part of strengthening the bond between Asian and African institutes and invited Dr. Roland Amoussou-Guenou, who expertise in African culture and law, to be a visiting professor for the Asia – Africa Studies Center of the Faculty of Social Science, and suggested that KU will conduct an international seminar on Asia – Africa cultural and economics which will be held on December 2021. This particular seminar will help boost the upcoming collaborative activities between the two regions both in academic and economic in the future.