Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand presided the opening of the Annual Photography Exhibition "Photos Wonderland 2019”, at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), which exhibits around 400 photos taken by herself during her travels in Thailand and abroad, between 2018 and 2019.
The journey that stands out most in this exhibition is the one she made to Peru in April 2019, when she visited Lima, Cusco and Puno. The exhibition displays preferentially the photographs taken in that trip by Princess Sirindhorn, especially in Machu Picchu, which is reproduced in this exhibition as a gigantography.
As an annual tradition, on the same occasion Princess Sirindhorn presented a book of her photos "Photo Wonderland", whose cover shows her posing with a lama in Cusco and Machu Picchu in the background. This publication is part of the charitable activities of Princess Sirindhorn and is made on a non-profit basis.
to this exhibition is free admission. It
will remain open to the public until February 16th, 2020 at the BACC.
Bangkok, December 10, 2019
On 6th December 2019, the Ambassador of Peru in Thailand paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of Thailand´s International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Miss Pattarat Hongtong, to greet her and discuss the bilateral agenda in the field of international cooperation today.
The Ambassador of Peru passed on the best disposition of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI) and its Executive Director to strengthen the programs between both countries for the period 2020-2022
The Director General of TICA emphasized the "philosophy of the economy of sufficiency" proposal some years ago by King Bumibhol Aduljadej (Rama IX), which promotes sustainable and balanced development in the economic, social and environmental fields.
Among the cooperation projects successfully executed between Peru and Thailand stood out those in the fields of agriculture, sustainable community tourism, MSMEs, health and fisheries.
The “Peru-Thailand Technical Cooperation Program 2020-2022” will be considered by the respective cooperation agencies of both countries at the 4th Meeting of the APCI-TICA Working Group scheduled to be held next year.
Both officials emphasized the importance of south-south cooperation between middle-income economies to improve levels of competitiveness, diversify markets, successfully insert themselves into the processes of the 4th Industrial Revolution, timely and effectively assist populations that aspire to access to the benefits of economic growth and development, among other major challenges.
Ambassador of Peru and the Director General of TICA also noted the importance
of the modality of trilateral cooperation that includes developed countries or
specialized international organizations.
Bangkok, December 6, 2019
On December 3rd 2019, the Ambassador of Peru in Thailand paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, who assumed his current duties last August.
During the meeting both pointed out the high level reached by the bilateral relationship through the different topics encompassed by its agenda and the high-level visits and exchanges that took place in 2019, such as the royal private visit to Peru by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in April, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Jaime Pomareda, visit to Bangkok to sign the Instrument of Accession of Peru to the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), in July.
Among other important issues, they highlighted that the 55th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Thailand and Peru will be commemorated in 2020, an occasion that will be conducive to the organization of joint activities -in Bangkok and Lima- to continue promoting this relationship.
both underlined the importance of further strengthening economic and commercial
relations, as well as cultural and people-to-people contacts. With that in
mind, the Peruvian Ambassador acknowledged the access of Peruvian Hass Avocado
to the Thai Market, authorized in June 2019.
Bangkok, December 3, 2019
The Peruvian film "Magallanes”, directed by Salvador Del Solar, was screened on 27th November 2019 to close the "2nd Spanish Film Festival", which took place from 22 to 27 November, organized by the Embassies of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain , Mexico and Peru. The Festival was held in the cinema "Lido Connect", Bangkok, with support from Chulalongkorn University.
The Ambassador of Peru addressed briefly the audience to close the festival and present the Peruvian film, highlighting the great communicational power of movies for the promotion of “people-to-people” contacts, especially between geographically distant countries such as those of Latin America and Southeast Asia. Around 130 people attended, amongst them Heads of Diplomatic Missions, officials of the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture of Thailand, professors and students of Spanish language from different Thai universities, cinema fans, and others.
Before the show, attendees enjoyed the traditional Pisco Sour and chicha morada as well as Peruvian snacks, such as chili chicken, quinoa salad, tuna causa, mushroom ceviche and typical desserts, such as rice pudding and alfajores.
Bangkok, November 27, 2019
With great success, Peru participated in the “Extravaganza” for closing the 9th Thai Silk Celebration Festival (“9th Celebration of Silk. Thai Silk Road to the World 2019”) that was held at the Convention Center of the Royal Thai Navy in Bangkok. on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
The event was chaired by the Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kreangam, the Minister of Culture Itthiphol Khunpluem, members of the organizing committee, Thai authorities, members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Thailand and personalities from the fashion world, among which was the famous Malaysian designer Jimmy Choo.
Peru participated in this festival through Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil, who presented an individual show on 18th November, parading two of his collections.
In the final session on Saturday 23rd, the Peruvian designer presented two outfits that were modeled by the Ambassador of Peru and his wife, whilst Heads of Diplomatic Missions and other representatives of 71 accredited Embassies in Bangkok did the same with creations of designers from their own countries.
This important event was attended by around 2,500 people and fashion designers from more than 70 countries and the best Thai fashion designers.
This year more than 3,000 meters of handmade Thai silk fabric was handed over to the designers to make the costumes displayed, under the auspices of the Royal House, in honor of Her Majesty Queen Mother Sirikit.
A dress by Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil was chosen by the organizers as the symbol of this 9th Silk Festival in two of the most important activities at the Government House of Thailand, prior to the closing of the festival that took place on Saturday 23.
Bangkok, November 23, 2019