CEO of the Mint of Norway, Jan-Eirik Hansen and manager of sales and marketing, Kjell Wessel, paid a visit to Director-General Naris Chaiyasoot of the Treasury Department of Thailand to discuss mutual ideas how they could work together.
Later in the afternoon, Jan-Eirik Hansen, Kjell Wessel and Jan Olav Aamlid, senior adviser to the Mint of Norway, paid a visit to the Royal Thai Mint. They had meetings with the management of the Royal Thai Mint and discussions of what the Royal Thai Mint could supply for the Mint of Norway, and what the Mint of Norway could supply for The Royal Thai Mint. It looks like both parties had mutual interests.
(L to R) Jan Olav Aamlid, senior adviser to the Mint of Norway; Jan-Eirik Hansen, CEO of the Mint of Norway; Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot, Director General of the Treasure Department and Kjell Wessel, manager of sales and marketing of Mint of Norway.
The visitors were given a tour of the Royal Thai Mint and they were very impressed with the quality of their work. They also had the pleasure of meeting some of the 700 employees of the Mint.
The Royal Thai Mint produces circulating coins, commemorative coins, medals and Royal Decorations. Mint of Norway produces blanks, circulating and commemorative coins and medals for Norway and other countries. One very well known medal, the Peace Price Medal, is produced by the Mint of Norway.
Jan-Eirik Hansen and Kjell Wessel also took time to visit their senior adviser, Jan Olav Aamlid in Pattaya before leaving for Hong Kong.
Kjell Wessel and Jan-Eirik Hansen had a look at News to Remember and House of Coins, Thappraya Rood, with its impressive collection of old newspapers.