KHON KAEN, 9 November 2014 – Mr. Simon Roded, the Israeli Ambassador to Thailand visited Khon Kaen, a northeastern province of Thailand, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of friendship between Thailand and Israel.
The ambassador remarked that he picked Khon Kaen as the first site to celebrate the bilateral relationship because most of the more than 25,000 Thai workers who work in Israel come from the northeastern region of Thailand.
As part of the celebration, an internationally-acclaimed Israeli film entitled “ The Band’s Visit” was shown for the first time in Thailand in order to raise Thai people’s understanding towards Israeli culture and society as well as to boost the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Khon Kaen Governor Kamthon Thawarnsatit expressed his appreciation for the ambassador to choose his province as the site for the premiere of this film in Thailand.
“The Band’s Visit” has won several awards both from Israeli and international academies. The film presents the story of an Egyptian police music band which is making its trip for a concert in another city but they are sent to the wrong city which has similar name. Then many funny stories happen to them.
Thailand and Israel have good bilateral relationship for six decades, particularly in the fields of sciences, medicine, economics and education. Thailand has also been exporting more than 25,000 workers to Israel.