The kingdom of Thailand and Hungary are commemorating their 50-year-long diplomatic relationship with two splendid gala events that highlight both sports and culture exchnage. Hungary hosted a 3 day muaythai festival as part of the Hungarian “Sport Selector” featuring a strong demonstration team of 15 members who showcased the cultural and athletic facets of muaythai. Meanwhile Bangkok hosted a 3 day teqball championship with the main match being Thailand vs Hungary.
Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA), emphasized the pivotal role of sports in fostering cultural understanding with both sports having deep traditional roots in the respective countries. Viktor Huszár, President of the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ), expressed gratitude to both nations for providing a platform for athletes and highlighted how these sports can bring the two countries closer together.
In Bangkok, the Hungarian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Dr. Sandor Sipos, inaugurated the event alongside officials from the foreign ministry and the National Olympic Committee. Simultaneously, in Hungary, Mr. Nopakhun Luichant, Minister Counsellor from the Royal Thai Embassy, joined his counterparts in opening the event.
extended his heartfelt congratulations to both events and was present alongside Mr. Muranyi Gergely, the Head of Diplomatic Relations & CSR for Teqball, to award medals to the victorious teams. This celebration of sports and culture underscores the enduring bond between Thailand and Hungary over five decades of diplomatic relations.