（中外新闻社 中外新闻网 记者刘登臣）2021年12月28日，中外新闻社创建20周年庆典、颁奖典礼在北京举行，来自 32国外交使节和中方领导出席庆典。
On December 28, 2021, the 20th Anniversary Ceremony of Home and Abroad News Press was held in Beijing. Diplomatic envoys from 32 countries and Chinese leaders attended the ceremony.
In today’s multicultural global society, Home and Abroad News Press has been designated as the mainstream media by three United Nation associated organizations. Based on the great influence of our strong brand recognition, we introduced “News Person of the Year” annual awards to recognize excellent persons who made remarkable contributions to the international society and promoting peace and harmony in the global community for many years. This year, the Ambassador of Pakistan to China H.E. Mr. Moin UI Haque, the Ambassador of Thailand to China H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to China H.E. Mr. Mahbub Uz Zaman, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to China H.E. Mr. Zeynalli Akram, the Ambassador of Jamaica to China, H.E. Mr. Antonia Hugh, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Ambassador of Egypt to China H.E. Mr. Mohamed Elbadri, the Ambassador of UAE to China H.E. Mr. Ali Al Dhaheri, the Ambassador of Tanzania to China H.E. Mr. Mbelwa Kairuki received the 2021 “Home and Abroad News Press News Person of the Year” award.
Because of his busy work schedules, the Thai Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot was unable to attend the award ceremony and receive the trophy in person. On the afternoon of January 6, 2022, the Deputy Director of United Nation International Cooperation and Coordination, the President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, the Former Deputy Secretary of Publication Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Zhang Fan, the Former Assistant to the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ma Deqiang and other senior executives went to the Thailand embassy in China to present the trophy and certificate to the Ambassador.
At the meeting, both sides had in-depth exchanges on deepening cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture and tourism. Mr. Zhang Fan shared the award ceremony details with Ambassador Arthayudh Srisamoot and mentioned his winning reasons for this special honorable award. Then, Mr. Zhang Fan and Mr. Ma Deqiang presented the award trophy and certificate to the Ambassador.
Winning Reasons: Ambassador Srisamoot has served as the Thai ambassador to Austria, the United Nations in Vienna and other international organizations. He became Ambassador of Thailand to China in 2019. Since taking the office, he has played an important role in promoting mutual benefit and win-win partnership between ASEAN and China. "China and Thailand are one family." It is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China-ASEAN dialogue relationship in 2021. Ambassador Srisamoot took this opportunity to introduce many plans to stimulate the recovery and development of the local tourism economy. Secondly, he is using big data and online social media to widely promote the friendly relations between Thailand and China, he believes that the sound development of Thailand's tourism industry will also drive more Thais to experience the beauty of China.
After receiving the trophy and certificate, Ambassador Arthayudh Srisamoot expressed his gratitude to China's mainstream media – Home and Abroad News Press for recognizing his work. He said that this award is a greater responsibility for me. Now Thailand and China have great potentials and broad prospects for cooperation. I will continue to promote the bilateral exchanges in energy, hydro power, tourism and education sectors for achieving fruitful results and win-win deals. I will always keep working hard for it.
At the end of the award presentation, Ambassador Arthayudh Srisamoot guided us to visit the embassy.