Reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the partnership between ASEAN and New Zealand

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BANGKOK – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today held a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between ASEAN and New Zealand.

Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, presided over the event celebrating the anniversary, which was attended by government officials, members of the private sector and the press.

Attendees included Miss Universe New Zealand 2014 Rachel Millns, Miss Universe Thailand 2013 Chalita Yaemwannang and the Miss Thailand 2011 1st runner-up Miss Worarat Niyomdech, in order to raise extra awareness about the event to the public.

The event aimed to celebrate a milestone of relations and cooperation between ASEAN and New Zealand, and according to Pramudwinai, ASEAN and New Zealand could enhance their strategic partnership even further. He stated that the ASEAN partnership with New Zealand can have the effect of strengthening bilateral relations between New Zealand and individual ASEAN member states.