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Thailand Royal Family Member Visits Kyrgyzstan

  • RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service

A member of Thailand’s royal family is making a first-ever visit to Kyrgyzstan.

The princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, arrived in the Central Asian state on April 7.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said Princess Sirindhorn is expected to hold talks with President Almazbek Atambaev and First Lady Raisa Atambaeva.

According to the ministry, the princess will also visit the Kyrgyz National University, the Arts Museum, and the Confucius Institute in Bishkek.

Princess Sirindhorn will also be given a tour of ancient Buddhist artefacts located in Kyrgyzstan’s northern Chui and Issyk-Kul regions.

The ministry expressed hope that the visit will establish "a good basis" for greater economic, cultural, and educational ties between the countries.