Thailand Ambassador Virachai Plasai met with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton
On May 30, 2018 Ambassador Virachai Plasai of #Thailand had an introductory meeting with Ms. Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Mr. W. Patrick Murphy, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the Department of State.
The two sides discussed the longstanding friendship as symbolized by the Great and Good Friends Exhibition commemorating 200 years of friendship in Bangkok, and the importance of alliance between Thailand and the United States. The two sides will work closely together to deepen the bonds of friendship, strengthen the Thai-US alliance and partnership in all areas of common interest. Both sides will also work to further strengthen the strategic partnership between #ASEAN and the United States.
A strong and vibrant relationship between Thailand and the United States is crucial for peace, stability and prosperity in Southeast Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific region.