MAJ GEN OSOTH BHAVILAI
President of ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF)
INTRODUCTION OF 13th ASEAN PARA GAMES 2025
Thursday, 8 June 2023, Garden City Hotel
Dr. Gongsak Yodmani,
Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand
Lt. Naiyanobh Bhirombhakdi
President, Paralympic Committee of Thailand
His Excellency Mr. Cherdkiat Atthakor,
Ambassador of Thailand to Cambodia
Mr. Charin Tongsuk,
Deputy Governor of Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Mr. Prachoom Boontiem,
Deputy Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand
ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board of Governors and EXCO members,
Representatives from all 11 NPCs,
Members of the media,
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
A very good afternoon, warm greetings from ASEAN Para Sports Federation.
1. First and foremost, on behalf of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the APSF, I would like to express our appreciation to the delegation of the 13th ASEAN Para Games 2025, led by Dr. Gongsak Yodmani, Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand for being here to officially announce the hosting of the 13th ASEAN Para Games in 2025.
2. As the 12th ASEAN Para Games draws closer to the end tomorrow night, we look forward to the continuation of the Games in Thailand in two years’ time.
3. I wish to congratulate the Thailand 2025 organising committee and the government of Thailand for announcing its readiness to stage the Games.
4. The 13th ASEAN Para Games in 2025 will mark the return of the Games to Thailand, specifically to Korat, after 17 years. Thailand last hosted the Games in 2008 in Korat, where 14 sports were contested. With its vast experience in hosting many international events, I believe Thailand is capable of delivering a smooth Games.
5. I would also like to also take this opportunity to sincerely thank Cambodia for hosting the 2023 Games. It has been an exciting one week with lots of inspiring sporting action.
6. Once again, on behalf of the APSF Board of Governors, Executive Committee and NPCs, I thank the Thailand 2025 delegation for your efforts in introducing the 2025 Games here today.
We all look forward to being in Korat in 2025. Thank you!
Naser Wahab | 8 June 2023 | Phnom Penh