Vietnam, Thailand celebrate 45 years of friendship

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Royal Thai Embassy in Hanoi have recently co-hosted a gala night celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Taking place at the Hanoi Opera House, the event saw the participation of diplomats and officials from Vietnam, Thailand and other nations.

At the gala, event guests enjoyed traditional dances and art performances celebrating the culture of the two countries under the theme “Amity, Identity, Sustainability, and Commonality.”

Commemorating the anniversary of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, Thai artists performed his song Falling Rain as the highlight of the night.

The song served as a reflection of the sustainability of Thailand – Vietnam relations, as well as the close ties between their people across generations.

Thailand and Vietnam established their formal diplomatic relations in 1976. Since 2019, the two countries have enjoyed a special status of “Strengthened Strategic Partnership”.

Thailand’s Ministry of Culture and Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have also recently signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Exchange, paving the way for cooperation on culture and promoting mutual understanding between the two peoples./.

VNA