CGTN: Peng Liyuan: Chinese and Thai people share similar values

BEIJING, Nov. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visited Ayutthaya National Art Museum in Ayutthaya, Thailand on Friday. The event was joined by spouses of some leaders who attended the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.Naraporn Chan-o-cha, wife of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, welcomed Peng when she arrived and accompanied her during the whole tour.The museum's exhibition hall displays works of art for the Thai Royal family's major celebrations and traditional Thai handicrafts. Peng listened to the introduction of the art collections and praised the craftsmanship and techniques of Thai artisans.The museum was built for preserving and developing traditional handicrafts and also helping families in poverty-stricken areas. Peng pointed out that it is similar to China's concept of poverty alleviation in underdeveloped areas.The museum also sells handicrafts made by children out of education who have been trained in a handicraft training center of the Palace School. Peng said she would buy some of their works to support anti-poverty projects of the Thai Royal family.
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