Celebrating 26 Years of German Reunification

More than 700 guests attended the reception at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok including diplomats, politicians, economists, and distinguished members from the cultural and scientific communities.
On this special night it was a particular honour to welcome Dr. Stefan Kaufmann who is a member of the German Bundestag along with Mr Jürgen Koppelin who is former member of the Bundestag.
After the ambassador welcomed each guest individually in the magnificent surroundings of the hotel the guests enjoyed refreshments with typical German food while they talked and mixed with the other guests throughout the evening.
During the evening, Ambassador Peter Prügel delivered a moving speech on how the 3rd  of October marks an event in modern German history which stands for the fundamental rights and freedom of its people.
However, he also pointed out that today we are facing multiple new challenges and serious global threats, which we will only resolve as one body coming together for the good of all.  He especially referred to the strong and deep friendship that exists between Thailand and Germany. In honour of this friendship two local students performed a moving version of the national anthems of Thailand and Germany.
The evening was enjoyed by all who attended. Once again we want to say thank you to His Excellency Ambassador Peter Prügel and his wife Mrs. Lucia Costantini Prügel for their kind invitation to this special event.