From September 19-26, 2019, the Royal Thai Embassy in Rabat will host a week-long Thai Culinary program. The event aims to introduce Moroccans to Thai cuisine, promote intercultural dialogue, and strengthen the exchange between the two kingdoms. The week will include cooking demonstrations in the coastal city Temara (September 20), the capital city Rabat (September 21), Morocco’s urban jungle Casablanca, and in Marrakech (September 25-26), Africa’s designated cultural capital 2020.
For the occasion, The Thai Embassy invited some of Thailand’s renowned chefs and leading teachers in the art of culinary presentation. Event collaborators include the Office of Vocational Training and Promotion, the Moroccan Federation of Culinary Arts (WVF) and the Touarga Hotel Professional Qualification Center.
The announcement for the gastronomic affair followed shortly after Morocco’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Habib El Malki, traveled to Thailand on August 28, 2019. He met with H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand for the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). According to a press release issued by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “both sides acknowledged shared similarities between the two countries Constitutional Monarchy. The two Royal Families have maintained close ties as evident in the Thai King’s visit to Morocco in 1994 and Princess Salma’s visit to Thailand in 2006 as a representative of King Mohammed VI.” After the August 2019 meeting, “both sides agreed to increase governmental and parliamentary cooperation, including promoting increased partnership between the parliamentarian friendship groups.”
Thailand and Morocco first established diplomatic relations in 1985.