On November 27, 2015, Dr. Watcharas Leelawath, MI Director, welcomed H.E. Simon Roded, the Ambassador of Israel to Thailand, Mr. Gil Haskel, director of Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and Mr. Yuval Waks, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel.
H.E. Simon Roded expressed his interest in learning about MI on how it operates and its capacity building program activities. Meanwhile, Dr. Watcharas Leelawath presented the background and history of MI, highlighting the thematic areas and the next strategic plan of the institution. He also emphasized how invaluable human capacity building is in the region to achieve greater development. During the discussion, Mr. Gil Haskel stated that he would like to explore how MASHAV can work with MI. Both parties are eager to collaborate in the future.