Thai Amb. Witchu VEJJAJIVA, second from left in the rear row in a blue shirt, poses with ASEAN envoys to mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the country and South Korea in a recent event held in Seoul. Photo by Yeo Hong-il/Korea News Plus

Thai Night 2023 celebrates longer than 6 decades of alliance

To mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between South Korea and Thailand, the Thai Night 2023: “Where Tradition Meets Modernity” was held at the beginning of this week in Seoul.

ASEAN envoys, including Myanmar Amb. THANT SIN, Brunei Darussalam Amb. Dk Nooriyah PG YUSSOF, Singapore Amb. Eric TEO Boon Hee, Vietnam Amb. NGUYEN Vu Tung, and Indonesia Amb. Gandi Sulistiyanto SOEHERMAN, showed their strong bonds with Thailand by attending the Thai Night 2023 on hand.

From the Diplomatic Corps., Dominican ambassador couples, Ukraine ambassador couples, and Netherlands Amb. Peter van der VLIET showed up at the event.

To reflect the growing exchanges and decades-old partnerships between the two countries, Thai Amb. Witchu VEJJAJIVA said that he was proud to present the Thai Night 2023 in Seoul.

He added that the Royal Thai Embassy in Seoul, in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand Seoul Office and Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, organized the gatherings.

According to the Embassy of Thailand, over 350 guests attended the Thai Night 2023, including executives from government and private sectors, influencers, and foreign diplomats in Korea.

During the Thai Night 2023, the Embassy of Thailand in Seoul presented an immersive Thai experience with the country’s cuisines by distinguished chefs from Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

“Korea’s virtual influencer, Rozy, and the Amazing Thailand NFTs campaign were introduced. Thai AirAsia also provided free tickets for guests who won a lucky draw. All of these activities got special attention from all participants,” a Thai Embassy official in Seoul said.

The Thai Night 2023 was part of the 2023 Thai Festival here.

Korea and Thailand agreed to establish diplomatic ties on Oct. 1, 1958.

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