The 52nd edition of the Diplomatic Red
Cross Bazaar took place on March 2 and 3, in the "Siam Paragon Mall" of
Bangkok, with the participation of 57 embassies accredited in Thailand, to
collect funds for the benefit of the humanitarian activities held by the Red
Cross Society in this country.
Under the motto “Giving Colors Our Lives”, diplomatic missions in Thailand showed the best of their crafts and products in 176 stands, in order to acquaint the local public with these products and to raise funds for social and community assistance programs run by the Red Cross Society in Thailand. The Bazaar was attended by more than 50 thousand people.
This event is sponsored every year by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, sister of the King of Thailand. After opening the Bazaar, Her Royal Highness visited the participating stands, stopping before many of them to learn more about the products of each country.
In the case of Peru, the Princess stayed noticeably for longer at the two Peruvian stands, one with handicrafts, and another with pisco, the national drink, and superfoods (quinoa, chia, maca, and coffee), which are currently available for sale in this country. Her Roya Highness was received by the Ambassador of Peru, his wife, and embassy officials. They held a brief dialogue about Peru, its culture, tourist attractions and the goods that it offers to the world nowadays.
Later, together with other heads of diplomatic missions, the Ambassador of Peru presented the Princess a basket full of Peruvian products (quinoa, coffee, chia, wine, and handicrafts), as well as a bilingual book about the History of Peru, which Her Royal Highness appreciated especially, expressing her vivid interest in visiting Peru.
Bangkok, 4th March 2019.