The Cross River State delegation and troupe have arrived Thailand to represent Nigeria in the Colors of Africa continental cultural and business summit.
As Asian countries canvass to penetrate the African market, the Kingdom of Thailand had invited selected African Countries for a business meeting and cross cultural exchange.
Cross River state is representing Nigeria in the mix, owing to the huge investment in tourism and enterprise creation by the governor.
According to information gathered, the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in cooperation with seven African Embassies in Bangkok (Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and South Africa), Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Minor Hotel Group, and Central Pattana Public Company Limited will organise “The Colours of Africa 2019” event from 6 – 8 September 2019 during 11.00 – 22.00 hrs. at Eden Hall, Central World.
The event aims to promote a better understanding of the African continent amongst the Thai public, create awareness of trade, investment and tourism opportunities in Africa, as well as enhancing cultural exchanges and people-to-people contacts between Thailand and Africa.
The delegation comprises of the wife of the governor, Her Excellency, Dr Lynda Ayade and government officials with tourism and enterprise development related portfolios.
His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade had made history as the first Governor to visit Thai and return with a deal for the Rice seedlings processing factory hence the cordial relations.
A hint of the Governor's vision for the promotion of the Cross River nay Nigerian brand has it that Prof Ayade will address an audience of 350, 000 Thailanese, plus millions watching all over the world.
As such, to complement the business discussions for cordial bilateral relations,
the governor has mandated the curation of an unforgettable performance by the state cultural troupe.