On 10 May 2017 at the Office of the Federal President in Hofburg Palace,H.E. Mr. Songsak Saicheua presented to H.E. Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of Austria, the Letters of Credence accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Austria. On this occasion,both sides discussed about the long-standing bilateral relations between Thailand and Austria, which will reach 150 years in 2019. President Van der Bellen expressed his desire to promote and enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, education, and exchange of technical know-how and expertise between the two countries.