Diplomat's Bangkok Diary
2021-11-06 14:34:30 来源：Daguan Keweiwei
Ambassador Diao Mingsheng has worked in the Department of International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years. He has worked in the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and the ESCAP Representative Office to the United Nations. Apart from that, he has personally experienced the great, firm and fruitful process of our country's forty years of restoring the legitimate seat of the United Nations as well as some of the major events. In particular, a group of outstanding multilateral diplomatic cadres in the 1990s were intelligent and dedicated to creating a good situation in my country's multilateral diplomacy. China's active role in the United Nations is universally recognized.
Here following his Bangkok Diary:
Today in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the restora-tion of new China's legitimate seat in the United Nations, I (Diao Mingsheng) would like to pay tribute to these old leaders and leaders of mine! Facing the present and reminiscent of the past, the heart is surging! Time flies, and the past is in my mind.
Ten years ago today, on October 25, 2011, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations, the Permanent Representative Office of my country to the United Nations Asia-Pacific Economic and Social Council held a celebration event in Bangkok. Princess Sirindhorn of the Royal Family of Thailand, the then Prime Minister of the Thai Government Yingluck, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Secretary of the ESCAP Noreen Haize, and many ministers of the Thai government, ambassadors and representatives of various countries and international organizations in Thailand, attended this event.
At that time, I was the permanent representative of the ESCAP representative office in the United Nations. With the joint efforts of all colleagues in the representative office, we organized this event carefully and thoughtfully, and received the support of our embassy in Thailand and Ambassador Guan Mu.
This commemorative event was arranged at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok (ESCAP headquarters). I chaired and delivered a speech. Noreen Heizer gave a speech to introduce China’s active role in the economic and social development of the Asia-Pacific region since the restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations for 40 years，and warmly praised our country’s active participation in the activities of the United Nations in various fields and measures to support the economic and social development of countries in the region.
As my special guest speaker, the Prime Minister athe that time, Yingluckm, stood up to face Princess Sirindhorn in the center of the seat and saluted the Princess, then gracefully stepped onto the stage and spoke in fluent English. On behalf of the government and people of the Kingdom of Thailand, she congratulated the People’s Republic of China on the 40th anniversary of the restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations. She reviewed China's contributions to the United Nations and the cause of peace and progress of mankind over the past 40 years, and gave positive comments on China's role in international politics, economics and society.
She specifically mentioned that as a close neighbor of Thailand, the friendly feelings of the Thai government and people towards China have also been sublimated in the past 40 years. The cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations system is like the cooperation between the two countries in various fields, which is deep and extensive, close and united, comprehensive and friendly. Her speech was enthusiastically applauded by the representatives of the participating countries and the guests on the scene for a long time. Even Princess Sirindhorn, who was sitting dignified and deported, showed a bright smile and applauded enthusiastically. The atmosphere at the meeting was warm and friendly, and highly agreed with Premier Yingluck’s speech. When Yingluck stepped down, people stood up to congratulate her, and the staff and security guards salute to her. This commemorative event was a complete success.
Before the conference, I invited Princess Sirindhorn and Prime Minister Yingluck to visit the "China and Thailand Art Painting Exhibition" held in the lobby of the conference center. In the meantime, Princess Sirindhorn who loves Chinese culture so much, asked me questions from time to time, caring about the situation of writers and artists, and I answered them one by one. And Prime Minister Yingluck also added timely and appropriate answers. We visited the exhibition in a relaxed and happy family-like atmosphere.
After the meeting, while I was having tea with Prime Minister Yingluck, she took the initiative and happily talked about China’s rapid economic and social development, saying that Thailand should learn from China’s development experience. During the conversation, she mentioned to me twice that she had eaten dumplings at the Chinese Embassy at the invitation of Ambassador Guan Mu. She said that she hopes to have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Chinese Embassy again. It seemed that she had participated in the "Chinese New Year" folklore activity held in the embassy yard, and stopped by the northern dumpling stall to watch and taste dumplings. Her Chinese complex is evident from this. In Bangkok, my exchanges with members of the royal family, Prime Minister Yingluck, the governor of the Central Bank of Thailand and others have also witnessed the improvement of our country’s international status.
October 24, 2021
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Through Ambassador Diao’s Bangkok Diary, we have a deeper understanding Thailand’s national culture and friendly leadership style. Not only can more people understand Thailand, but also the economic and trade exchanges have played a positive role between China and Thailand Brand interaction.