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Namaste Thailand festival aims to strengthen bilateral ties, increase cultural exchange

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and increasing cultural exchange between and Thailand, the 3rd edition of festival started with a delectable array of and a lineup of cultural events on Friday.

Introducing the people of to the unique and diverse culture of Thailand, the three-day festival was organised by the at the Select Citywalk here.

"What we do have is good people-to-people cultural relation and we want to build on that foundation and let it deliver political and economic dividends. So that trade and investment is much larger than this. Festival is an initiative in that direction.

"In terms of bilateral relationship, has had a good, peaceful relationship with But we are still in the early stages. Our trade has had an increase of 30 per cent year on year in 2017 and 2018, which is about 12 billion, but we have much more to achieve," Chutintorn Gongsakdi, of Thailand to India, said in a statement.

The festival will feature stage performances by Thai artistes including the much popular Thai folk-jazz band Asia-7.

Along with the traditional Thai cuisines, the Thailand festival will feature a series of Thai craft activities including mulberry paper mini umbrella making, fan painting, body paint, and button badge making.

The cultural festival will come to an end in March 17.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 11:50 IST
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