Spokesperson of the Russian MFA on 120th anniversary of Russian-Thai diplomatic relations

 

From the briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Russia’s diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Thailand, dating back to an agreement reached on July 3, 1897, during King Rama V’s visit to Russia.

An interdepartmental working group formed at the Government’s request has prepared a plan of celebratory events. In July, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries exchanged messages; an exhibition of archival documents and material on the history of bilateral relations opened at the Russian Foreign Ministry, and an anniversary postage stamp was released cooperatively by the two countries.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov paid a working visit to Thailand in August in connection with the anniversary. In late September − early October, Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the younger sister of the King of Thailand, is expected to visit our country.

In September, the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater company performed in Bangkok as part of the cultural programme planned for the anniversary. In October, the traditional Thai Khon theatre is to perform in St Petersburg.

The packed agenda of the celebrations for Russian-Thai relations demonstrates the mutual desire to further strengthen the multifaceted cooperation, mutual understanding and longstanding friendly ties between the peoples of the two countries.

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