On 24 July 2014, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi made remarks on recent developments in Thailand and Thai-U.S. relations at the Mansfield Foundation's Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue Series, upon invitation by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.
The event, held at the Rayburn House Office Building, was moderated by Mr. Frank Jannuzi, President of the Mansfield Foundation, with Dr. Catharin Dalpino from Foreign Service Institute as discussant. It was attended by Congressional staffers, as well as representatives from the private sector and think tanks.
On 23 July 2014, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi welcomed Ms. Melody B. Meyer, President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, at the Royal Thai Embassy.
The two exchanged views on Chevron's activities, including its corporate social responsibility programs, in Thailand. The Ambassador also informed Ms. Meyer of latest developments in the country, while the latter affirmed her company's continued confidence in Thailand. Also attending the meeting was Mr. JooJin Ong, Manager, International Government Affairs, Chevron.
On 26 June 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy welcomed 60 students, aged between 4-12 years, attending the Kids & Culture Camp in Washington, D.C. During their visit, the students learnt about Thailand and its rich culture under the theme “Thailand’s Timeless Treasure”.
On 23 June 2014, 19 high-school students attending Luminari’s “I Want To Be An Ambassador!” Camp visited the Royal Thai Embassy as part of their Washington, D.C. cultural trip. They learnt with interest about the Thai-U.S. relations and the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The Embassy also briefed them on consular services provided to Thai nationals and communities in the United States and the Embassy’s activities to promote Thai culture and relationships with different sectors in the U.S.
Thailand has been accused by some of failing to fight human trafficking, but when United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon needed someone to represent Asia in the fight against human trafficking, he chose a Thai. In fact, Prof. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailandis the only person the U.N.
A new ‘Superboard’ governing the operations of state enterprises met for the first time last week and established three panels to streamline regulations, boost good governance, map out strategies and solve problems faced by state agencies.
Determined to kick start economic growth, take a leading role on trade liberalization and maintain continuity in foreign policy, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given the green light to Thai diplomats to sign the latest amendment to the free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia an
Bangkok will remain the most visited city in Asia this year despite reports that Thailand’s tourism industry was suffering because of the country’s political turmoil, according to a forecast on global visitor trends conducted by MasterCard, the global credit card company.