To commemorate 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and Thailandthe Royal Thai Embassy held a gala reception underneath the theme “The seventy fifth Anniversary: Celebrating Indo-Thai Friendship” at The Oberoi, New Delhi, on August 1.
The occasion was part of a collection of occasions being organized all through this yr to mirror the multi-faceted cooperation between either side together with tradition, tourism, economic system and meals – the thought being to commemorate an extended cherished historic bond and the partnership primarily based on shared values, cultural relations, and people-to-people connectivity between the 2 international locations.
Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs, was the chief visitor on the reception that was attended by diplomatic missions, commerce companions and pals of the 2 international locations.
“Seventy-five years in the past, the federal government of Thailand was among the many first to acknowledge the brand new republic of India. However on the people-to-people degree, now we have been pals for a lot lengthy over these seven a long time. Trying again we see a stable basis of this friendship primarily based on shared values, wealthy historical past and cultural relations between us. And looking out ahead, we are able to see the intertwined future and vibrant future collectively which is the results of our dedication to our working collectively right now,” stated Pattarat Hongtong, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in her deal with on the reception.
She highlighted the robust and pleasant political and commerce relations between the 2 international locations and referred to the common visits from the Royal Thai household, exchanges of visits between heads of governments, ministers, and high-level officers from varied companies which have been paving the alternatives for nearer cooperation in all areas akin to navy, safety, commerce and funding, tradition, training, and many others. The ties between Thailand and India additionally prolonged to sub-regional, regional and multilateral ranges, together with Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, BIMSTEC and ASEAN-India, she stated.
“Though the world right now is far more completely different from 75 years in the past, particularly with the covid-19 pandemic posing unprecedented challenges all through the momentum of the relations, I’m happy to see that regardless of these challenges, the friendship and cooperation between our two international locations stay robust and resilient,” she stated.Tourism, she talked about, is “the important thing spine of our bilateral relations up to now. Thailand stays India’s favourite vacation spot, The variety of Indian vacationers touring to Thailand (for the interval 2015 to 2019) has doubled from 1.03 million to just about 2 million earlier than Covid-19. And the excellent news is that within the first half of 2022, now we have already seen the numbers of vacationers topping the air arrival checklist.”
On the reception, in addition to the showcase of the Thai meals crafted by outstanding Thai cooks from Michelin starred restaurant, Market Cafe by Khao, in Bangkok, there have been cultural performances by a famend Thai dance troupe from Thailand. The occasion was a collaboration between the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi and different companies specifically, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Commerce Middle in New Delhi, THAI Airways Internationaland Namdhari Thai fruit importer.
Aside from this reception, the occasions deliberate by the Royal Thai Embassy embody the textile seminar and exhibition in Varanasi, Kolkata, and Delhi final month, and the portray exhibition on the Lalit Kala Academy in August, supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ( ICCR). The Embassy additionally plans to convey younger entrepreneurs from the North Jap Area of India to go to Thailand in September. The Thai Consulate-Generals in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, in addition to Staff Thailand places of work, have additionally initiated varied actions to rejoice this special day, she shared.
For the meals lover, the Royal Thai Embassy in collaboration with The Oberoi is internet hosting a Thai Meals Week from July 30 to August 7 on the 360 eating places.