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Special project

Days of Moscow Culture in Bangkok were held with the support of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of the Russian capital and the Bangkok Administration, with the participation of the Moscow Centre for International Cooperation, and other public and private entities from both capitals.

Facts and figures

An agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Russia (the Russian Empire) and Thailand (Siam) was reached 120 years ago during the visit of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to St. Petersburg in July 1897.

Municipal relations with Bangkok were officially established 20 years ago during the 5thConference of the Mayors of Major International Cities held in Moscow in 1997. On 19 June 1997, the Mayor of Moscow and the Governor of Bangkok signed a Protocol on friendly relations between the city of Moscow and the city of Bangkok.

In August 2000, Days of Bangkok were held in Moscow for the first time. Reciprocal Days of Moscow in Bangkok took place in December of the same year. The first Thai Festival was held in Moscow on the initiative of Thailand between13-15September 2014, and has since become an annual event. The 4thThai Festival in Moscow was held at the festival grounds of Sokolniki Parkin August 2017. This year, the already traditional event was timed to coincide with the 120thanniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Thailand.

A programme of cooperation between the two capitals for 2015-2017 was signed in September 2015 during a visit to the capital of Thailand by the Moscow Government delegation led by Sergey Cheryomin, Minister and Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow.

A new programme of cooperation between Moscow and Bangkok for 2018-2020 was signed during Days of Moscow Culture in Bangkok by Sergey Cheryomin and Deputy Governor of the Thai capital Mrs. Wanvilai Promlakano on 13 December 2017. It provides for sharing experience and exchanging information in the sphere of urban planning, housing and utilities, urban improvement, modern methods of recycling household rubbish and industrial waste, interaction in the sphere of traffic and parking space management, and developing urban transport. Moscow and Bangkok will also establish direct cooperation between the technology parks of Moscow and the research centres of Bangkok, develop partnerships between educational institutions of the two capitals, and expand cooperation in areas such as healthcare, social protection, tourism, and environmental protection.