Congratulatory Message on the 70th Anniversary
of the Fulbright Educational Exchange Program in the Kingdom of Thailand
July 1, 2020
H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
and Chairman of the Board, Thailand-United States Educational Foundation
H.E. Mr. Michael George DeSombre,
Ambassador of the United States to Thailand
and Honorary Chairman, Thailand-United States Educational Foundation
On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Thailand, we extend sincere congratulations to the Fulbright Thailand Program along with all Fulbright Thailand alumni and current students, both in Thailand and the United States, on this important milestone in Thai-U.S. binational collaboration on educational and research exchange.
Founded on July 1, 1950 in line with the vision of Senator J. William Fulbright to promote goodwill and people-to-people understanding, the Fulbright Thailand Program has given opportunities to over 3,000 outstanding Thai and American scholars to not only study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to benefit the global community, but also to connect and forge lasting bonds of friendship. Fulbright Thailand alumni take pride in their continuing contributions to Thai and American societies and to enhancing the close ties between the two countries.
Through year-long anniversary activities, we also celebrate the vitality of the strong and thriving Thai-U.S. relations, underpinned by shared interests and values. We are confident that the fostering of mutual understanding through the Fulbright Thailand Program will further strengthen the close ties and cooperation between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America for decades to come.