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Women Delegations from Chinese Embassy and Thai National Council of Women Visited Nakhon Ratchasima to Celebrate International Women's Day

  On March 3 to 4, upon the invitation of Dr. Wandee, President of the Thai National Council of Women, Madame Pan Peng led a group of women representatives of the Chinese Embassy to visit Nakhon Ratchasima and jointly celebrate the International Women's Day with representatives from the Thai National Council of Women.

  The women delegates paid respects to the statue of King Rama V, and visited Japoh Village, Keem-ma-au Village, which are famous for Thai silk, and the production workshop of Jim Thompson, a Thai silk brand with good reputation. They learned about the traditional way of making Thai silk and the modernization of the textile industry. They also laid wreath to Thai female hero Kun Ying Mo’s statue and went to the Early Childhood Development Center to send greetings to the teachers and students. Mr. Wichian Chanthranothai, Governor of Nakhon Ratchasima Province met with the delegations. The wife of the Governor and the Director of Local Administration of the Ministry of Interior accompanied the delegations throughout the visit.

 Madame Pan Peng and Thai representatives paying respects to King Rama V Statue  Madame Pan Peng addressing at government conference hall in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

  On behalf of the Chinese Embassy, Madame Pan Peng thanked the organizer for their warm reception and extended her best wishes to all the women in Nakhon Ratchasima. In her speech, Madame Pan Peng stated that China-Thailand cooperation is facing important opportunities. The construction of China-Thailand High-Speed Rail Project has started, and as the high-speed rail plan shows, Nakhon Ratchasima is at the hub of the high-speed rail network. It is believed that Nakhon Ratchasima will benefit greatly as the ties between China and Thailand become closer and closer.

 Madame Pan Peng Learning about Thai Silk Production Process   Madame Pan Peng talking cordially with villagers

  On the evening of March 3, the Thai National Council of Women held a Women’s Forum in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and President of the Council Dr. Wandee chaired the forum. At the forum, Madame Pan Peng, President of Nakhon Ratchasima Red Cross Chapter and wife of the Governor, and a board member of the Thai National Council of Women shared their insights and experiences in women's work. Madame Pan Peng gave examples of Chinese women earning their own living and starting their own business by making use of the Internet under China's poverty alleviation and environmental protection policies, and discussed with the participants such issues as women’s poverty alleviation and the development of the textile industry in China and Thailand.

 Madame Pan Peng trying traditional Thai loom

Madame Pan Peng speaking at Women's Forum 

  Governor Wichian and Director Suthiphon repeatedly stated in their speeches that " China and Thailand are as close as one family", and the Thai people have friendly feelings towards the Chinese people. The resources of Nakhon Ratchasima are abundant and there are many overseas Chinese. They are willing to further strengthen cooperation with China in various fields and look forward to the early operation of the China-Thailand high-speed rail so as to bring greater opportunities to Nakhon Ratchasima.

 Laying wreaths at Kun Ying Mo Statue with Thai representatives

Donating fable storybooks with Chinese wisdom and culture

 to children in Early Childhood Development Center

  This trip strengthened the ties and enhanced the friendship between the Chinese Embassy and the Thai National Council of Women. It also increased the Embassy staff's understanding in Thailand’s national conditions and culture, and made the Women's Day meaningful and unforgettable.

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