The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Embassy of Peru commemorate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between both countries (1965-2020). As the main event, videos were presented with greeting messages from the Vice Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in which they highlighted the important achievements made in the bilateral relationship and renewed the commitment to continue strengthening the strategic partnership that has united them for over half a century.
During the ceremony, the Executive Director of the Thai space agency, GISTDA, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between his institution and the Peruvian space agency, CONIDA. A video with emblematic moments of the 55 years of Peruvian-Thai relations was also shown.
Around 40 Thai guests from public and private sectors related to Peru assisted the event. Among them are the Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Vice Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Executive Director of GISTDA, the Director-General of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the President of the Thailand-Peru Parliamentarians Friendship Group, and the President of the Thailand – Latin America Business Council.
Also participating were senior officials from the Ministries of Commerce and Agriculture, Customs and Fisheries Departments, the three honorary consuls of Peru in Thailand (Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Hat Yai), representatives of business associations, the main companies that import Peruvian products, as well as academics, artists and journalists.
The "Memorandum of Understanding on Space Technologies and Applications" signed between Thailand's Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and Peru's National Commission for Aerospace Research and Development (CONIDA) - the first of its kind to be signed by Thailand with a Latin American country - will make cooperation between both institutions possible in areas such as space technologies, earth observation, software development for satellite applications, among others. On 3 November, in Lima, the MOU had been signed by CONIDA's CEO in the presence of Thailand's ambassador to Peru.
Bangkok, 10 November 2020
For the third consecutive year, the Embassy of Peru in Thailand was invited to participate in the ceremony celebrating the traditional Thai festival "Loy Krathong", held on Saturday 31 October at "Icon Siam" shopping center in Bangkok, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
This traditional celebration's main motive is to give thanks to the water goddess (Phra Mae Khongkha) for the life through offerings (krathongs) placed in the rivers, lakes, and canals in the country. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the twelfth month of the Thai traditional calendar.
The "krathong" presented this year by Peru represents the multiple and varied cultural richness and some of the numerous tourist attractions in Peru, using paper cutting techniques and recycled materials.
The ceremony was attended by high-level officials of the Thai government and Bangkok Metropolitan, as well as representatives from local institutions and companies, ambassadors from 15 participating diplomatic missions, and a large number of the public.
Bangkok, 3 November 2020
Invited by the Geo-Informatic and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Wednesday, 21 October, the Ambassador of Peru visited the operations and technological innovation park and museum known as "Space Inspirium", located in Chon Buri province (83 kilometers south of Bangkok). The Ambassador was received by the Director of Satellite Operation Office, Mr. Boonchoob Boongthong, and Mr. Disapat Sawadisukhitkul of the International Relations Division of GISTDA.
The visit included a tour through the monitoring and remote control center of the Thaichote satellite or Theos-1, the facilities under construction for the assembly of the Theos-2 satellite, which will be launched into space in 2021/2022, the earth segment innovation laboratories, the images and data processing center, and the assembly training center of nanosatellites that the park has.
Peru and Thailand have been cooperating in the field of space activities for more than 10 years and the cooperation has been reinforced by the fact that both countries have satellites with similar technology.
Bangkok, 27 October 2020
The presentation for Asia and Oceania of the historical novel "El largo camino de Castilla", written by the Peruvian author, Eduardo González Viaña, and edited by César Vallejo University, took place this morning via videoconference. Co-ordinated by the Embassy of Peru in Australia, the 11 Ambassadors of Peru in Asia and Oceania (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) made brief comments on the book and noted the importance of Marshal Ramón Castilla in the republican history of Peru, especially in its foreign policy.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Beatriz Merino Lucero, Executive President of César Vallejo University, with the participation of the Peruvian literary critic, José Antonio Mazzotti, professor at Tufts University in the United States, and of the author of the novel, Dr. Eduardo González Viaña, professor at Western Oregon University in the United States. The event was moderated by Mr. Vicente Sánchez.
Bangkok, 26 October 2020