Bangkok, March 9, 2020
On Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, the 53rd edition of the Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar presided over by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, sister of the King of Thailand, took place at the “Siam Paragon” shopping center in Bangkok. The motto of the Bazaar this year was "Giving love, spreading happiness".
58 countries showed and offered their most representative products for sale and contributed part of the takings to support the humanitarian work of the Thai Red Cross. Peru had outstanding participation with two stands in which it presented diverse handicrafts and SuperFoods, respectively, thanks to the efforts of the Embassy and support of local importing companies. Approximately 45 thousand people attended the Bazaar.
After officially inaugurating the 53rd Bazaar, Princess Sirindhorn made her usual tour of the stands and had special deference to Peru, stopping to talk with the Ambassador and his wife to whom she expressed her appreciation for Peruvian products, the culture and history of the country and her pleasant memories of her visit to Peru in April 2019. It should be noted that the wife of the Ambassador of Peru integrated, for the second consecutive year, the directive of the Co-organizing Diplomatic Committee of the Bazaar.
At the opening session, the Ambassador of Peru and his wife handed Princess Sirindhorn two baskets containing samples of the Peruvian products offered at the stands, including some alpaca skin made handicrafts, quinoa products, chia, lucuma, maca, camu-camu, coffee and fresh grapes imported from Peru.
As in previous years, the Thai public showed marked appreciation and preference for the Peruvian products.
Bangkok, March 24, 2020
Attending a special invitation by Chulalongkorn University, one of the most important universities in Thailand, Miss Ana Rosa Castañeda Chávez, chef of the Embassy of Peru, led a two-and-a-half-hour workshop class on Peruvian gastronomy on Thursday, 20 February. The activity, aimed at a group of senior students, was carried out within "The gastronomy and Latin America History" program of the university.
Miss Castañeda, who graduated two years ago in cooking from the culinary institute of the "Pachacútec Foundation" in Ventanilla, Callao, made a general presentation about Peruvian gastronomy and emblematic Peruvian culinary products, then prepared some typical dishes like Ceviche, Causa, Alfajores and the Chicha Morada drink for the students.
This cultural and gastronomic promotion activity was carried out within the framework of the permanent institutional collaboration between Chulalongkorn University and the Embassy of Peru. The coordinators thanked especially Miss Casteñada and proposed to carry out similar activities on a regular basis in the interest of both parties.
Bangkok, February 21, 2020
On 7th February 2020, Ambassador Sorayut Chasombat, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand in Peru, presented a copy of the Credential Letters that accredit him as such, to Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, at Torre Tagle Palace in Lima.
In their ensued friendly discussion, they highlighted the excellent level of the bilateral relations between the two countries and recalled that during 2020 the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between Thailand and Peru will be commemorated, and, in 2021, the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru.
They also reaffirmed their compromise to continue strengthening the bilateral relations between both countries through joint activities that include high-level visits, increasing of South-South cooperation, trade, investment and tourism, as well as promoting cultural exchanges and “People-to-People” contacts.
The Embassy of the Republic of Peru presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, and with deep sorrow would like to express its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family members of the victims of the tragic incident in Nakhon Ratchasima Province on last Saturday 8th February.
The Embassy joins the Thai people in their prayers to pass this difficult moment causing loss of lives and numerous injuries, and wishes for the speedy recovery.
The solidarity of the Peruvian people is with the Thai people in these difficult moments.
The Embassy of the Republic of Peru avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, the assurances of its highest consideration.
Bangkok, 11th February 2020.
To: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Department of American and South Pacific Affairs
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