“NUAN”, a cat from the Foreign Ministry’s compound, became an internet sensation last week after photos of her against the Apec 2022 banner were posted on the ministry’s Instagram account.
The photographs were captioned: “Nuan’s mission is to promote the press conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Meeting 2022 in Thailand, held under the concept Open. Connect. Balance.”
Thailand is hosting the annual Apec economic ministers’ meeting on Nov 18-19. The cat’s photographs, have been widely shared by netizens touched by “her request” for Thais to support the summit.
Ministry spokesperson Tanee Sangrat said on Sunday that Nuan is often seen roaming around the Foreign Ministry complex on Rama VI Road. She is very friendly and comes down to greet reporters during a press conference.
Tanee said the ministry plans to use the cat as an unofficial mascot of the Apec summit, hoping to capture its mass appeal to add colour to the event as well as raise public awareness. — The Nation/ANN