On 17 Oct, 2556/2013, Phrakhrupalad Suvathanavachirakhun (Sawai), Vice Rector for Foreign Affairs and Assistant to the Abbot Wat Arunrauavoram, warmly welcomed Ven. Dr. Seik Hui Siong, Chief Abbot of Mahakaruna Buddhist Center, Madam, Indonesia and Most Ven. Siu Kun from Buddhist Association of Hong Kong.
While they were in Thailand, Vice Rector for Foreign Affairs took them to pay the respecting of the Most Ven. Somdet Phra Maharatchamankalajarn, newly appointed as an Acting Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, at Wat Parknam temple, Bangkok.