Opening Ceremony Speech
of the Internet 1996 WORLD EXPOSITION
Picture of H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra Deputy Prime Minister
Dr.Thaksin Shinawatra
13 April 1996

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am very happy to be part of the exciting new idea of a WORLD EXPOSITION on the Internet which brings together people from all over the world to participate in a global event.

I would like to extend my congratulations on the efforts put together by a group of Thai Volunteers to produce the Thai Pavilion Homepage, which stands as a proof of Thai heritage.

I hope that wider participation from the Thai public will be realized toward the end of the Exposition when more people are aware of the activities that are happening in cyberspace for this event.

This time of the year is an auspicious time for Thai people because it is our Thai New Year. This is an excellent time to start a project such as this event. Now, it is my great pleasure to declare the Thai Pavilion opened.

The Opening Ceremony

Picture of Thai Pavilion Opening Ceremony.

H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra clicking an electronic door to open the Thai Pavilion.

Standing, from left to right, Dr. Pairash Thajchayapong, Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Dr. Chadamas Annavadhana, Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, and Dr. Phanit Laosirirat.