Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Thai-Vietnamese Association in Nakhon Phanom Tran Van Sau briefed about the history of the Vietnamese Memorial Clock Tower which was built by the community of Vietnamese expats in the province in 1960 as a gift to show their gratitude towards the Thai King and Government who welcomed them with great hospitality at the time of hardship.

Delegates pose for a joint photo in front of the Vietnamese Memorial Clock Tower in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.

Governor of Nakhon Phanom province Kayson Kongsalat expressed his honor to be invited to the event, saying Nakhon Phanom is a province with cultural diversity where many ethnic minority groups live peacefully together. The building of the clock tower is meaningful to the solidarity between Vietnamese and Thai peoples, he said, adding that the event not only provides a good opportunity to remind people of the past but also demonstrates a strong relationship between the two countries as neighbors and strategic partners.

Ambassador of Vietnam to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh, meanwhile, said the clock tower holds both historic and cultural meaning. It also helps strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, he noted.

Thanh expected that the Vietnamese people in Nakhon Phanom and all over Thailand at large will always remember the warm welcome of the Thai government and people over the past years and together further deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Source: VNA