On 29 November 2019 at the Reception Hall, Ministry of Justice of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Mary Jo A. Bernado-Aragon, the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Thailand paid a courtesy call on Mr. Somsak Thepsuthin on the occasion of his appointment as the Minister of Justice and the completion of her mission due to retirement. In the light of this occasion, Pol.Lt.Col. Prawut Wongseenin, Deputy Director General of the Department of Corrections was invited to attend the meeting as the representative of the Director General of the Department of Corrections. During the meeting, the Minister of Justice and the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Thailand actively discussed on how to promote the cooperation on prisoner transfer. The Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines also extended her gratitude to the officials of Ministry of Justice for the fruitful cooperation and to the Department of Corrections for having been taking a good care of the Philippine inmates. The discussion would also strengthen the cordial diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of the Philippines that has been established for 70 years.