This morning, the Ambassador of Peru in Thailand, invited by the Rotary Club of Bangkapi (Bangkok), gave a presentation about Peru titled “Peru and Thailand: a millenary past and 55 years of friendship and cooperation”.
The event took place at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel and was assisted by around 40 people, many from the Rotary Club, most of them Thai and foreign businesspeople.
The presentation contained a brief summary of the history and culture of Peru, the economic and commercial aspects, and the bilateral relations of both countries, including the investment and business opportunities in Peru.
Bangkok, 22 September 2020
Tonight, the Latin LGBTQ Film Festival ended with a successful screening of the Peruvian film "Retablo" by director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio. This festival, organized by the Embassies of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Peru in Bangkok at the prestigious Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), had begun in March 2020, but was suspended due to COVID-19 and reinstated 10 September under strict safety and social distancing measures.
Before the screening of "Retablo", the Ambassador of Peru gave brief words of thanks as part of the closing ceremony of the festival and presented the Peruvian film, highlighting the importance of the LGBTQ issues for the coexistence, inclusion, and harmonious development of the different societies, and also noted the role of films as a tool to promote person-to-person contact between peoples.
Additionally, a message by director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio was projected, greeting the audience in Bangkok and sharing some aspects of the film with the public, which was highly appreciated.
Among the attendees were heads of diplomatic missions and other members of diplomatic corps accredited in Thailand, officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Cultures of Thailand, former ambassadors of Thailand to Peru, young students and Spanish professors from various Thai universities as well as many film fans, among others.
Everyone also had the opportunity to admire a small sample of Peruvian Retablos exhibited for the occasion, which elicited great admiration as it is one of the biggest displays of the Andean cultural and religious syncretism in Peru.
Bangkok, 18 September 2020
On Friday, 11 of this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand organized a briefing for the Latin American Embassies in Thailand on cooperation in health and medicine. The session was led by Mrs. Kundhinee Aksornwong, new Deputy Director-General of Latin America and Caribbean Division, with Dr. Anawat Sermswan, Deputy Dean of research at the Faculty of Medicine, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), as the keynote speaker.
Dr. Sermswan presented different technological innovations developed by the research center to support Thailand´s successful campaign against COVID-19 and offered to share them with the Latin American countries to be replicated at no cost, according to their own needs.
Among the innovative designs are a portable mechanical ventilator, protective components for healthcare workers, and an electrostatic precipitator, all of which are very useful in the face of the pandemic.
Bangkok, 11 September 2020
The first session of the newly created Thailand-Latin America Business Council took place today with 9 Latin American Ambassadors accredited to Thailand (Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama), who were designated as "honorary members". The formation of this Business Council was initiated by the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB), the main representative entity of the private sector formed by the Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT) under the Chamber of Commerce (TCC), the Federation of Thai Industry (FTI), and the Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA).
The Business Council includes companies in areas such as food, mining, manufacturing, energy, machinery and equipment, aviation, trade, and services (bank, tourism, hotels, transportation, construction) that already do or wish to do business with Latin American countries. Thai government institutions such as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Commerce, and of Industry, the Board of Investment, and the Export-Import Bank of Thailand are also participating as honorary members.
The President of the Business Council, Mr. Montri Mahaplerkpong (vice-chairman of the FTI), noted that in the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the trade conflicts that preceded it, the Thai private sector believed assuming a greater role in generating trade and investment to be most urgent. Latin America is a zone with the highest interest that has been little addressed and known by Thai entrepreneurs.
On behalf of Peru, Ambassador Fernando Quirós showed his appreciation for this important initiative launched by the private sector, underlining Peru's economic and commercial openness, as well as the country's potential to do business and receive investment, the existing bilateral Free Trade Agreement in force since 2011, the active participation of Peru in APEC and ASEAN, and Peru's recent adhesion to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).
Bangkok, 25 August 2020
Mark your calendars. Andean Textile Arts is holding an online auction to benefit the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). About 50 textiles, both vintage and recent from CTTC, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador will be available for previewing August 15. The auction goes live at 8:00 a.m. EDT on August 27th.
August 27 – September 2, 2020
Preview auction items: https://www.32auctions.com/abidforthefuture?mc_cid=eecbe1368b&mc_eid=ccd074e530
To see all items: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/66928/auctions/83399?t=all