As part of the 9th Silk Celebration Festival "Thai Silk Road to the World 2019", which was held in Bangkok, on 18th November 2019, Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil presented his collections "Retablo" and "Jardín de Invierno”. The first one was specially prepared for the occasion, using Thai silk that was sent to Peru some months ago.
The “Retablo” collection has been praised by fashion experts from more than 70 countries attending the Thai festival, due to its high quality, colorful and innovative design, inspired by the ancient Andean culture and, more specifically, the beautiful art of the famous "retablos ayacuchanos".
The great works of the foreign designers invited by the government of Thailand were presented to the public from November 18th to 22nd at Central World, one of the largest and most prestigious shopping centers in Bangkok.
The main activity of the Festival took place on Saturday November 23rd and consistes of a great “extravaganza” of Thai silk, a grand event with three thousand guests, chaired by the Prime Minister of Thailand, in which professional models, Thai authorities and representatives from 71 countries participated in a great fashion show where Thai silk merged with the art of the best designers in the world.
On this occasion, The Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil represented Peru at the invitation of the Peruvian Embassy and thanks to the auspices of the Thai government. Along with the presentation of the two collections by designer Carlos Vigil, the Peruvian Embassy in Thailand exhibited handicrafts, publications on fashion and clothing in Peru and spread cultural, tourist and gastronomic promotional material. Likewise, some samples of Peruvian cuisine (snacks and chicha morada) were offered to the attendees to the fashion show as well as non-alcoholic beverages produced in Thailand by the Peruvian company AJETHAI (Añaños Group).
Bangkok, November 18, 2019
On Friday 15th November 2019, the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Diplomatic Bazaar was opened by a representative of the Royal House of Thailand at the Central World shopping center in Bangkok. This annual event remained open until Sunday 17th with the participation of accredited embassies in the country.
At the opening session, a representative of the Embassy of Peru in Thailand presented a gift to the representative of the Royal House, consisting of a basket with Peruvian products from the SuperFoods campaign: quinoa, blueberries, grapes and coffee, which are currently sold in Thailand, as well as Peruvian wine and crafts. This representative visited the three booths of Peru where she received information on culture, tourism, gastronomy and other attractions that Peru currently offers to the world.
Peru participated in this fair with a craft stall, one of fresh products (grapes and blueberries) and another of liquors (pisco and Peruvian wine), which were well welcomed by the visiting public and were sponsored by importing Thai companies.
Bangkok, November 15, 2019
For the second consecutive year, the Embassy of Peru in Thailand was invited to participate in the ceremony celebrating the Thai festival of “Loy Kratong”, whose main motive is to thank the water deity (Phra Mae Khongkha) for sustaining life, through offerings (krathongs) deposited in the rivers and canals of the country. This holiday is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the twelfth month of the traditional Thai calendar.
The Embassy of Peru was the only guest from Latin America, out of a total of 15 participating diplomatic missions. On this occasion, the krathong presented by Peru consisted of an artistic representation (sculpture) of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The exhibition remained open until November 24.
The ceremony was held at the "IconSiam" Shopping Center, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the most important river artery in Thailand. It was attended by senior authorities of the Thai government and the city of Bangkok as well as representatives of local institutions and companies, Heads of Diplomatic Mission accredited in the country and a large number of Thai public and tourists.
The Ambassadors in attendance floated their krathongs with flowers and candles on the river.
Bangkok, November 11, 2019
The XIII National Mining Congress (CONAMIN) will be held in the city of Trujillo, from August 10 to 14 2020, and will bring together international delegations, companies, government, institutions and speakers from the sector.
Find more information about this event on the official website http://conamin.org/es/
Lima, October 18, 2019
On behalf of the Peruvian State, I would like to extend to each of our compatriots and their families a warm and fraternal greeting on the commemorating occasion of October 18, the "Day of Peruvians residing abroad"
At the same time, I want to pass on our deep recognition of their sacrifice and effort, which allows them to make their way successfully in other latitudes, always taking very high the name of our beloved Peru.
This commemoration also serves to reaffirm the full commitment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue assisting Peruvian communities around the world, providing quality consular services and protection, with commitment and determined vocation of service, aware of the important role played by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a means to connect them with Peru.
In that context, in order to protect the rights of our migrants abroad, on December 2018, our country signed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which has generated principles and understanding on international migration in all its dimensions.
On the other hand, to protect the interests of our citizens and facilitate their insertion in the host countries, the Foreign Ministry, with the support of its missions abroad, continues to promote the signing of cooperation agreements in different areas of relevance for the well-being of our compatriots residing abroad, such as social security, recognition of studies, driver's licenses, among others. In that regard, we have been working on the extension of the tax benefits granted by the current law for Peruvian migrants who return to our country.
Once again, on the “Day of Peruvians residing abroad” in 2019, the Peruvian State, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will acknowledge those compatriots who have made an outstanding work in favor of our fellow nationals abroad, promoting activities aimed at strengthening Peruvian communities or strengthening their cultural links with our rich Peruvian culture. The corresponding certified diplomas will be handed over to those awarded nationals through the respective Peruvian consular representation. In that respect, the Foreign Ministry congratulates all Peruvians who have become role models to follow and a motive of pride for the rest of their fellow citizens with the work and solidarity they shown abroad.
I would like to conclude by expressing my vows for the well-being of all of you and your families, reiterating my gratitude to you because -despite the distance- you maintain an unwavering and deep love for Peru.
EMBAJADOR GUSTAVO MEZA-CUADRA
Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú