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French Embassy marks 160 years of Thai-Franco relations with exhibition

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Host: The French embassy in Bangkok led by Ambassador Gilles Garachon

Highlight: The exhibition marked the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and France. Curated from several archives in the two countries, rarely-seen photographs include those of King Chulalongkorn's visit to France in 1897, the state visit of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit to France in 1960 and French President Jacques Chirac's state visit to Thailand, accompanied by his spouse Bernadette Chirac, in 2006. Drawings of King Chulalongkorn's visit to France were also on display as well as photographs of the royal letters from King Mongkut to Emperor Napoleon III.

French Ambassador Gilles Garachon, Atthaniti Disatha-Amnarj with Pimonrat and Suwat Vattanahathai.

Irish Ambassador Brendan Rogers, Songphol Sukchan and Natenapa Kongsri.

Thanphuying Montinee and Ukrit Mongkolnavin.

Florence Jaffre and Vradda Rutnin.

Rachada Punsuwan.

Penkhae Intarasuwan and Atiyanee Mathayomchan.

Panita Saenghiranwatana and Tassanai Yan-ubol.

On-anong Pratakphiriya.

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