Xinhua News Agency, Bangkok, November 18 (Reporter Yang Yijun and Tang Peipei) On the morning of the 18th local time, at the invitation of Thailand’s Prime Minister’s wife Naraporn, Peng Liyuan, wife of President Xi Jinping, attended some of the economic The leaders of the organization and the spouses of the representatives visited the National Art Museum of Ayutthaya.
When Peng Liyuan arrived, Naraporn warmly welcomed Peng Liyuan at the gate of the museum and accompanied her throughout the visit. The exhibition hall displays artworks for major celebrations of the Thai royal family and exhibitions of traditional Thai handicrafts. Peng Liyuan stopped from time to time, listened to the explanation, and praised the craftsman spirit of Thai craftsmen. When she heard that the museum was established according to the will of Queen Mother Sirikit, aiming to inherit and develop traditional Thai handicrafts and help impoverished families in remote areas to be self-reliant, Peng Liyuan expressed her appreciation and said that this is very similar to China's concept of poverty alleviation in old and young frontier and poor areas . When she saw that the museum sold works made by out-of-school children trained by the Royal Palace Handicraft School, Peng Liyuan happily expressed that she would buy some to support the Thai royal family's poverty alleviation project. A lotus candlestick attracted Peng Liyuan's attention. Peng Liyuan said that the lotus "comes out of the mud without being stained". The Chinese love the lotus, advocating the pure and noble qualities contained in the lotus. Naraporn agreed deeply, saying that the lotus is the flower that Thai people pay homage to Buddha. Peng Liyuan said happily that this vividly reflects the similar values and concepts of the Chinese and Thai people.
During the visit, Peng Liyuan communicated cordially with the spouses of leaders of other economies and took group photos for souvenirs.
(Editors in charge: Yuan Bo, Hu Yongqiu)
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