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.
On 5 April 2014, Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America, met the Thai communities and visited Wat Thai of Los Angeles during his visit to Los Angeles to attend the 11th Thai New Year Songkran Festival.
On 10 April 2014, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi was invited as the guest speaker at a breakfast discussion organized by the Cohen Group to share his views on developments in Thailand and economic relationship between Thailand and the United States. Participants in the discussion included high-level officials from U.S. government agencies, Congressional staffers, CEOs and executives from leading American consulting companies, and international organizations.
On 8 April 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted a briefing and a discussion on the U.S. public health system and health insurance for the delegation of medical doctors, professional nurses and healthcare personnel led by Dr. Chawin Sirinak, Deputy Director General of the Health Department of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), who visited Washington, D.C., as part of a training course under BMA public health and medical administration program.
Thailand and the labor rights agency of the United Nations have been joining forces to solve human trafficking and child labor in the country’s seafood processing industry, U.N. officials said last week.
The United States Secretary of Defense is urging Thailand to become the regional hub for drills and training in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, according to Thailand’s permanent secretary for Defense who attended a meeting in Hawaii last week.
Thailand’s government is working up a package of greater incentives for foreign filmmakers to attract more movie shoots and post-production in the Kingdom, the head of the Thailand Film Office said last week.
People living in or visiting the New York City area are being afforded a rare opportunity to view more than 60 ancient Hindu and Buddhist sculptures crafted by Thai artisans over the centuries that have been included in a groundbreaking exhibit of Southeast Asian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opened this week to rave reviews.
April is the month to celebrate tradition in Thailand. And tens of millions of Thais and foreign visitors joined together to ring in the Buddhist New Year with temple rites and water fights, and also honor the founding of the Kingdom’s monarchy more than 230 year ago.