งานวันชาติ ประจำปี 2561

6 Dec 2018
On 5 December 2018, from 18.00 hours, H.E. Mr. Kiattikhun Chartprasert, Ambassador of Thailand to the Lao PDR and spouse, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane, hosted a reception to commemorate the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand and Thailand’s Father’s Day. H.E. Mr. Sommad Pholsena, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Lao PDR attended the reception as the Guest of Honour, together with over 1,000 guests, including high-ranking officials and representatives from the Lao PDR, namely H.E. Hiem Phommachanh, President of Lao – Thai Association for Friendship, H.E. Mrs. Vilavone Phanthavong, Vice Secretary-General of Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union, Mrs. Khamphao Ernthavanh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Thongphat Inthavong,
Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, as well as, from Thailand, Mr. Ronnachai Chitwiset, Nong Khai Governor and spouse, Mr. Nattawat Wiriyanapaporn, Nong Khai Deputy Governor and spouse, Mr. Suchon Phaitirat, Nong Khai Deputy Governor and spouse, Mr. Wanchai Chanporn, Udonthani Deputy Governor and Mr. Woratas Thuleechan, Bueng Kan Deputy Governor and spouse, and diplomatic corps and representatives from international organisations.

Ambassador Kiattikhun delivered his remarks by emphasising on the closeness and warm relations between Thailand and the Lao PDR, which have deeply intertwined people-to-people linkages, with family ties and friendship, with common ways of life and shared culture, and with mutual understanding. He also reaffirmed Thailand’s commitment and determination in being an important partner, amongst friendly countries and partners of the Lao PDR, in driving forward the Party’s and the Lao Government’s policies towards the goal of LDC graduation, as well as promoting the Lao PDR as “land-linked” and “Battery of Asia”.

Ambassador Kiattikhun then proposed toasts for the good health of H.E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao PDR, and His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, the King of Thailand, as well as the continuing close and cordial relations and friendship between Thailand and the Lao PDR.

Highlights of the event were the music performance of the compositions of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Thai – Lao classical music, performed by Bangkok Metropole Band and renowned singer and actress, Ms. Rudklao Amratisha, and a Thai dance performance and a puppet show.

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