16/10/2020 | News
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Thailand. Casa Asia joins this celebration and organises, together with the Spanish Embassy in Bangkok and in collaboration with the Thai Embassy in Madrid, a series of events in order to learn about the history of relations between both countries, and to discuss future challenges.

In 1870, 150 years ago, the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation was signed between Spain and Prathet Thai, then known as Kingdom of Siam. In 1939 the country adopted its current name of Thailand. Relations between both countries go back to the end of the 16th century, with Spain, after Portugal, being the second European country to establish regular contacts with the Kingdom of Ayutthaya.

The program, which will begin on Monday 19th of October, will consist of online meetings and discussions with the participation of several actors of diplomatic relations together with Spanish and Thai experts who will analyse the historical relations between both countries, as well as the future of these relations in the field of economic and cultural cooperation.

One of the future challenges for these relations will be the recovery after the crisis caused by COVID-19, which must be an opportunity to stimulate and deepen the collaborative relations between both countries and their respective civil societies at the same time.


Monday 19th of October at 12.00am (Spain), 5.00pm (Thailand)
Webcast “Tras la huella del elefante blanco: 150 años de relaciones históricos entre España y Tailandia”

Friday 23rd of October at 12.00am (Spain), 5.00pm (Thailand)
Debate: “Un nuevo impulso para las relaciones bilaterales entre España y Tailandia”

Dates to be confirmed:

Debate “Spain and Thailand: road to digitilisation”

Bangkok Project Discussion – Magdalena Correa