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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has taken part in marking World AIDS Day 2020 and promoting a Thai silk festival.

The PM, accompanied by Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s Office Disatat Hotrakit, visited an exhibition on activities for World AIDS Day 2020 set up by the AIDS Research Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society as well as the “10th Thai Silk Festival: Thai Silk to the World”.

The PM accepted a red bow symbolising World AIDS Day and joined in marking the annual observance, which this year is being held on the concept “Walk Together: Coexisting without Stigma”.

He underlined that the government supports all people and said he has tasked the Ministry of Labour and relevant agencies with supporting work for HIV patients.

He asked for no stigma against those infected with the virus while reminding people that Thailand has had considerable success in treating and preventing the spread of HIV.

The Department of Disease Control and its network is to officially engage in World AIDS Day activities on December 1.

At the silk festival demonstration, the Prime Minister took part in promoting Thai silk alongside organisers from a foundation of diplomats and their spouses formed to aid tourists and promote Thai culture.

Students of fashion design were tapped this year to create silk outfits for foreign ambassadors to Thailand.

The festival will take place on December 6 at the Royal Thai Navy Conference Hall./.