On Wednesday, 11 November, the Ambassador of Peru to Thailand was invited by the Thailand-Latin America Business Council along with other Latin American ambassadors to visit Kubota Farm and the Thai Eastern Holding Group in Chonburi province, within the area of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Both businesses utilize new technologies to generate bio-circular green economic operations, hence improving their efficiency and sustainability.
Bangkok, 13 November 2020
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