Italy’s Republic Day celebrated in Bangkok marks 156 years of ties

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Italy’s Republic Day celebration saw a gathering of ministers, authorities, VIPs, ambassadors, celebrities, and other dignitaries at the Four Seasons in Bangkok yesterday, in an event showcasing the longstanding ties between Italy and Thailand.

Highlighting the significance of the occasion, Paolo Dionisi, the Ambassador of Italy, reflected on the historic referendum of June 2, 1946, when Italians chose to form a republic following the tumultuous years of World War II.

Italy has since become one of the seven largest industrialised nations globally, playing a significant role in promoting international peace and stability across continents.

This year also commemorates 156 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and Thailand, underscoring the strong bilateral friendship between the two nations.

Adding to the historical significance, this year marks the 100th anniversary of Corrado Feroci, known in Thailand as Silpa Bhirasri, arriving in Bangkok. Feroci is celebrated as the founder of Silpakorn University and the father of modern art in Thailand.

A special exhibition in his honour was inaugurated during the Republic Day festivities, attended by his granddaughter, Professor Anna Maria Calligaris, who travelled from Italy for the event.

Prime Minister’s Office Minister Jiraporn Sinthuprai, alongside Dr Somsak Leeswadtrakul, and Archbishop Peter B Wells, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, were among those present to celebrate Italy’s national day.

Ambassador of Italy to Thailand, Paolo Dionisi and his spouse, Tala Dionisi, welcomed guests at the event, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration, reported Bangkok Post.

The event not only marked Italy’s national day but also celebrated the enduring friendship and cultural ties between Italy and Thailand, showcasing the rich history and promising future of their diplomatic relations.

In separate news, in a high-stakes meeting that could reshape Thailand’s food industry, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin sat down with top executives from Barilla G.e.R. Fratelli S.p.A., the world’s leading pasta producer. With ambitions running high, the discussions centred on enhancing food production quality and expanding pasta distribution networks throughout Thailand.

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Ryan Turner

Ryan is a journalism student from Mahidol University with a passion for history, writing and delivering news content with a rich storytelling narrative.

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