On 20 April 2014 Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America, attended and presided over the Songkran Festival Ceremony at Wat Tummaprateip Washington DC in Maryland.
After making rounds of introductory meetings with people from various sectors in the U.S., including the U.S. legislative and administrative branches to exchange views on how to further promote the relations between Thailand and the United States, and being a key member of regional architecture such as ASEAN Committee in Washington, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi recently met Mr. José Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) at the Secretary-General’s office in the OAS Main Building in Washington, DC on 17 April 2014.
On 10 April 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy organized a briefing about Thailand and Thai-U.S. relations for a group of 28 students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), led by Ambassador William Itoh, former Ambassador of the United States to Thailand, and Dr. Patricia Cleveland, Professor of Cross Cultural Challenges in Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business, UMD.
On 9 April 2014, Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America, hosted a luncheon for the Cherry Blossom Princesses from various states across the United States and territories as well as those representing other countries including Japan, France, Lithuania, Slovenia and Thailand.
Thailand stands to gain from an economic corridor linking the Kingdom with Myanmar, Laos and Viet Nam and so should accelerate efforts to complete agreements to turn the concept into reality, according to a survey conducted by leading international financial institutions (IFIs) including the As
Thailand’s war against drug trafficking and transnational crime scored two major victories last week when soldiers seized half a million methamphetamine pills after a shootout that killed seven armed narcotics traffickers near the Kingdom’s northern border, and police arrested an international drug kingpin.
Thailand’s digital content industry is still showing strong growth even as other exports and industries have experienced mild slowdowns because of the Kingdom’s political uncertainties, digital content industry officials said last week. They added that they expect the industry to capitalize on the launch of 24-hour digital television channels in Thailand, particularly those
Thailand’s information and communications technology (ICT) companies are beginning to invest in neighboring countries including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam, according to the Association of Thai ICT Industry.
Kimberly-Clark, the U.S. personal care product corporation, is planning to increase its investments in Thailand over the next few years to capitalize on robust growth in the Thai market, particularly for baby- and child-care products, the head of the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations said last week in Bangkok.