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Thailand Armed Forces Day 2015

Celebrating Thailand Armed forced day are (l-r) Defence Attache of Thailand to South Africa, Colonel Kultawat Vaijai,Mrs Runjana Vaijai and Mr Voradet Viravakin, Ambassador of Thailand.

 

Celebrating Thailand Armed forced day are (l-r) Defence Attache of Thailand to South Africa, Colonel Kultawat Vaijai,Mrs Runjana Vaijai and Mr Voradet Viravakin, Ambassador of Thailand.

Speech by Col Kultawat Vaijai, Defense Attache of Thailand, at the celebration of Thailand Armed Forces Day 2015

Excellencies; MG. Meyer Chief Director of Intelligence Processing; Generals, Admirals; Members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished guests; Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you for coming this evening.

The Royal Thai Armed Forces Day can be traced back to the year 1592.. On this day almost 500 years ago, the glorious battles in old traditional wars took place on elephant back between two great warriors, the Thai King and the Burmese crown prince. Since then we celebrate our Armed Forces Day to honor them, and also to recognize the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who sacrifice their lives to safeguard our country and freedom.
 
Ladies, and Gentlemen. This will be my last Armed Forces Day speech as Defense Attaché to South Africa, as my term of duty will end in this coming March. This is a bitter sweet occasion for me.
Leaving Pretoria, is like savoring the last sip of a drink at the end of the party, still tasty, but already tempered that it is time to go. I will miss many friends I have met here and colleagues I have worked with in South Africa, who have supported me and helped me to understand this beautiful country and its people.

Life in South Africa is exciting and diverse. Whether it was a game drive in Kruger National park, cheering for a big sports match like the Blue Bulls or Bafana Bafana or having just a weekend braai with friends. It was always enjoyable and exciting. Also, the charm and relaxing Cape Townian style has not been lost in me.

In my 3 years here as DA, I have seen stable development of relations between the two Armed Forces through Defense Foreign Relations. Many visits, formal and informal have been taking place. Therefore, I am very optimistic about the outlook of our military relations. Working here is like reading English literature, you enjoy it, but you do not fully understand it all.

On a personal note, I chose to be the DA to South Africa and I am glad I did. My wife and I have received a wonderful welcome and great support since the first day we arrived. I would like to thank the great embassy team for their support over the past three years. I would like to extend a special thank you to my staff, past and present. Their extra effort has made my stay here first class. My thanks also goes to Padbok restaurant, which has provided such a nice setting for tonight's reception.

Having said many things, I am missing Pretoria already.

Now, if you please, I would like to ask all of you to join me in a toast to our Armed Forces and to the everlasting friendship among us.

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