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Thai Ambassador visits Nagaland

Dzuvinuo & Akummeren in Kohima

Krit Kraichitte, Royal Thai Ambassador to India arrived here at Nagaland state capital Kohima Friday along with his lady wife. The Ambassador was accompanied by Tharadoi Thongruang, Councilor, Office of the commercial Affairs, New Delhi, Ms. N. Laobooncharoen and Ms. C. Menasveta both  First Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy , New Delhi.

The Ambassador and his entourage were accorded a warm welcome by the Kigwema villagers where they paid a short visit. The Ambassador and his officials were presented with full traditional attires by the villagers and also had the opportunity of having a sip of the famous local rice beer.

Speaking at a brief function in the village, the Ambassador expressed said that the objective of his visit is to promote the long established cultural, historical and ethnic ties between Thailand and India. Stressing on the need for improvement of connectivity between the two countries, he said that the North East is the Bridge to that and expressed optimism that there is great potential to promote trade and cultural ties. He said that Thailand is keen to promote cooperation in developing environmental and natural resources.   

The program was chaired by Advisor, IT & TE, Vikho-o Yhoshu. Village leaders briefed the visitors about the implementation of Village Development Boards and Communalization at the village level.

The Thai Ambassador called upon the State Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio at his official residence. During their discussion, the Chief Minister briefed him about the vast potential of the state, and expressed hopes of building further social and cultural ties with Thailand. Minister for Agricultural, Dr. Chumben Murry also briefly highlighted the agricultural scenario in the State to the Thai delegates during the interaction.

His Excellency, Krit Kreichtte called on the Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar at Raj Bhavan. Later in the day he also visited the State Museum at Kohima.