The Thailand Embassy here will publish series of special articles round the year marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangkok and Dhaka on 5 October this year.
"The Royal Thai Embassy will publish articles from January until December 2022 to commemorate historical milestones in the bilateral ties and to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples," a statement of Thai embassy here said today.
In January and March 2022, two special articles on the 30th anniversary of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkornin's visit to Bangladesh in 1992 and the 60th anniversary of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's and Queen Sirikit's visit to Dhaka and Chattogram in 1962 will be the feature articles of the month respectively.
The Royal Thai Embassy is honoured to receive royal permission to display photographs from these visits kept in the royal archive in Bangkok.
The articles will be published in Thai and Bangladeshi media.
Starting from January, the Embassy will post "Thailand in 50 Tales" and "Thailand in 50 Tunes" short article series every week.
"Thailand in 50 Tales" will introduce Thai ways of life and cultural heritage that often share similarities with Bengali culture such as Suvarnabhumi and Sonar Bangla, tuktuk and baby taxi, floating market, the importance of rice and fish, Songkran and Bengali New Year and so on. The series will be posted in Bengali and English on the Embassy's Facebook every Thursday starting 13 January.
"Thailand in 50 Tunes" will help readers gain deeper understanding about Thailand in a more entertaining way through its music and songs.
Throughout the year, the embassy will post historical documents from the archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand pertaining to the recognition of Bangladesh by Thailand and the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972.
This "50 Years Throwback Series" will bring back the excitement and sentiments when both sides were in close contact to prepare for the formalisation of ties after Thailand recognised Bangladesh in February.
Another series of 50 articles entitled "Thai Pood Dee Bengali Pood Dai (Thais Speak Fluently Bengalis Speak Well)" will be published in Thai for the Thai audience.
It focuses on the interesting similarities and connection between Thai and Bengali languages, said the statement.