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.
The leader of the National Council for Peace and Order in Thailand said last week that herespects the positions taken by the United States and some other foreign countries with regard to the military intervention in Thailand and he will seek to create better understanding and continue to foster good relations. General Prayut Chan-O-Cha also affirmed progress based on the NCPO’s
Leaders of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) held a press conference last week to tell investors overseas that the Kingdom remains a safe, resilient and profitable place to do business, while an American-born business magnate urged international media and diplomatic missions to present a fairer picture of the situation in Thailand.
In another demonstration of their strong commitment to fighting transnational crime, the Royal Thai Police arrested three men last week they alleged were members of an international arms smuggling ring, as the military uncovered several more caches of war weapons it believes were intended for politically related violence.
As Thailand’s companies continue to go green, one of its largest petrochemical firms announced it will purchase water treatment technology from General Electric, while Forbes magazine profiled a Thai renewable energy entrepreneur who is bringing wind power to Northeastern Thailand.