On 24 August 2014, Minister Saroj Thanasunti and Mrs. Ganistha Thanasunti as well as officer of the Royal Thai Embassy attended the 2014 graduation ceremony of the summer school of Wat Thai Washington, D.C., conducted under the Thai language and cultural teachings overseas program.
On 19 August 2014, Mr. Saroj Thanasunti, Chargé d' Affaires, a.i. together with Mr. Sira Swangsilpa, Minister Counselor, Ms. Panalee Choosri, First Secretary, and Mr. Sarun Suwannet, Consular Starff, met with Mr. Scott K. York, Chairman of Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors at the Office of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and discussed on Thailand - Loudoun County relations and future cooperation.
On 15th August 2014, H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States, presided over the Conferment Ceremony of the Royal Decoration, the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn, upon three Thai people living in the United States. They were conferred with royal decorations for their good virtues and contributions to the Thai communities, religion as well as the prestige of Thailand.
On August 10, 2014, H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States, attended the ceremony celebrating the 82nd birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen at Wat Thai D.C. in Silver Spring, Maryland.
On 5 August 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted a dinner reception for the participants of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in North America Conference 2014. The reception was attended by around 250 Rotary Youth or “Rotaract” representatives aged between 18-30 years old both from different regions of the world. In addition to Thai food, which some participants had opportunity to taste for the first time, the participants also enjoyed an experience of Thai culture watching traditional Thai dance performances.
National Council for Peace and Order Chairman Prayut Chan-o-cha was elected the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand last week in a near unanimous vote by the recently appointed National Legislative Assembly. It was a development that was anticipated by many political analysts since the intervention of May 22 that ended months of political deadlock, economic stagnation and viol
A group of thirty major global investors holding more than US$16 billion in Thai equities voiced satisfaction with the government’s road map to rebuild democracy and its plans for the economy after a meeting with General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the head of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations told reporters last week.
Credit growth is expected to improve during the second half of this year in line with the recovering economy, according to officials at the Bank of Thailand, as small and medium enterprises posted a surprisingly robust 15 percent growth in exports during the first six months of 2014 despite sluggish export figures overall. Read more
Partially privatized state energy conglomerate PTT will spin off its gas pipeline business, sell stakes in several other subsidiaries and restructure its refinery operations as part of a reform plan formulated by the newly founded National Energy Policy Council, which held its first meeting last week.
Thailand topped all other countries in the world at the first Global Beachfront Awards, as the Kingdom boasted a record 1,250 beachfront hotels, with host organization The Beachfront Club calling the Kingdom “the new darling of beach lovers worldwide.”