On June 6, 2017 the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bangkok together with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of the Kingdom of Thailand hosted a presentation of stamps printed by the Post of Russia and Thailand Post on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The joint commemorative stamp depicts a photograph of Emperor Nicholas II and King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) of Siam taken in 1897 during the first visit of the King of Siam to Russia.
H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand, and H.E. Ms. Wilailuck Chulewatanakul, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of the Kingdom of Thailand delivered their opening remarks in front of the full house. They emphasized the importance of issuing the joint stamp as a symbol of friendship between peoples of Russia and Thailand. This event will also facilitate development of multidimensional cooperation between postal agencies of the two countries.
The ceremony culminated in a gift collection set stamping. Following the stamping the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand and the Russian Ambassador toured the stamp exhibition devoted to the jubilee of Russian-Thai diplomatic relations as well as the exhibition of philatelic products in memory of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand displayed in the Grand Postal Building.
During the event H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky offered to the Museum of Philately of the Thailand Post a commemorative stamp in memory of H.E. Mr. Andrei Karlov, Hero of Russia, who was assassinated performing his duty as the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.
Representatives of Thai ministries and agencies, leaders of the business community, journalists and numerous philatelists attended this solemn ceremony.