Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh presents award to Jiraporn Panomsuay- winner of the contest (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an awarding ceremony of the contest on logo marking Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic relations on January 28.

Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Panyarak Poolthup, who is also former Ambassador to Vietnam, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh, and President of the Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Association Prachuab Chaiyasan, were among others at the event.

The contest was launched in late 2015, receiving 83 entries by 53 designers from 23 provinces and cities across Thailand.

Thanh and Panyarak Poolthup presented the award to the winner of the contest, Jiraporn Panomsuay, who is a student from the Chulalongkorn University.

Jiraporn Panomsuay told the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents that she looked into the histories of the two nations’ relations, as well as the culture of the Vietnamese people for her inspiration.

She expressed her hope that the logo will help highlight the friendship and close relations between the two nations, adding that she will continue studying more about the Vietnamese culture and language.

On the occasion, numerous events were introduced to mark the event in 2016, including a photo exhibition, book launches and conferences.-VNA