World Car Free Day 2019

Chargé d’affaires Michael Heath, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Post, and John Bernlohr, Management Counselor spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness to the constantly rising pollution level in Bangkok by taking part in World Car Free Day. Members of the mission joined them by walking, riding alternative modes of transportation, carpooling or biking to …

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Clean Up the World 2019

On September 21, 2019 Chargé d’affaires Michael Heath, his wife Michelle, daughter Nathalie; Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Post, and Mr. Denis Pesut; and John Bernlohr, Management Counselor, led over 90 Mission Personnel and Eligible Family Members who volunteered to attend the Clean Up the World event at the Ramada Plaza Menam Hotel. The …

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019

On September 20, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) hosted U.S. Embassy officers and staff at the Embassy’s Sala Thai for National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day. Royal Thai Air Force, Air Chief Marshal General Sakpinit Promthep attended the ceremony and Khun Ratchneeyakorn Songyoo gave the …

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Commemoration of Seri Thai Movement 2019

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath gave a keynote address at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) September 5, during a ceremony to commemorate the heroics of those involved in the Seri Thai Movement during World War II. Key activities for the event include a nationwide student quiz competition, essay competition, and picture contest depicting the …

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Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond In Honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother’s 87th Birthday

Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond In Honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother’s 87th Birthday August 12, 2019 The United States Mission to the Kingdom of Thailand extends our warmest wishes to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty’s birthday. We wish Her Majesty …

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Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond on The Occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s 67th Birthday

Message from U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond On The Occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s 67th Birthday July 28, 2019 The United States Mission to the Kingdom of Thailand extends our warmest congratulations on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s birthday. We extend our good wishes in …

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Chargé d’Affaires Peter M. Haymond attended the Cyclotron Rigging Ceremony at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Chargé d’Affaires Peter M. Haymond attended the Cyclotron Rigging Ceremony, held at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital on June 20, 2019.  The ceremony was presided over by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sinrindhorn, Executive Vice-President of the Thai Red Cross Society, operator of the hospital. Varian’s Proton system is a revolutionary and innovative cancer treatment with highest conformity which …

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U.S. Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond

U.S. Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond Good evening. In keeping with this year’s Hawaiian luau theme, I’d also like to say to all of our guests, aloha. Distinguished guests, ambassadors, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen – Mahalo nui loa. Thank you all very much for joining Dusadee and I and all of …

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Statement on the Passing of Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Thailand, I offer heartfelt condolences at the news of the passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda, statesman and President of the Privy Council. We recall his years of distinguished service to the people of Thailand in many capacities, including as former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. …

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Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Charge D’Affaires Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond met with University students, local officials, and U.S. exchange program alumni in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai along with Consul General Jennifer Harhigh March 27-29. At Chiangmai University and Mae Fah Luang University, Charge D’Affaires Haymond highlighted the Free & Open #IndoPacificStrategy in which all nations are sovereign, …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond on the passing of Ambassador Virachai Plasai

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of His Excellency Virachai Plasai.  On behalf of the American people, I offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends, and the people of Thailand. Ambassador Virachai made many contributions to the stability and prosperity of U.S.-Thai relations throughout his distinguished career.  He assumed the position of Ambassador …

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Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond and Dr. Joanne Hyppolite visited Sibuathong SUPPORT Foundation Center in Angthong

Continuing the celebration of the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and Thailand, on February 27, Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond, Mrs. Haymond and Dr. Joanne Hyppolite of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture visited Sibuathong SUPPORT Foundation Center and Model Farm Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Majesty Queen …

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Three American Researchers Conferred Prince Mahidol Awards

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the laureates, highlighting health cooperation as a central pillar of the strong U.S.-Thai Friendship The 2018 Prince Mahidol Award Laureates, who received awards from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Chakri Throne hall on January 31, will be received at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence this evening for a …

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Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Phuket

Charge d’Affaires (CDA) Peter Haymond recently visited Phuket province. During the visit, he met with Phuket Provence Vice Governor Mr. Prakob Wongmaneerung to discuss opportunities for U.S. businesses, Phuket’s progress on the Smart City initiative, environmental programs and tourism safety. CDA Haymond also met volunteer American Citizen Services Consular Liaisons living in the region, U.S. …

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Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond visited Mae Hong Son

Charge D’Affaires Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond were delighted to meet Mr. Sirirath Chum-aupakarn, Governor of Mae Hong Son on November 30. Mr. Haymond also spoke with students, academics, businesspeople, and visited a temporary shelter to demonstrate the United States’ support for education, economic growth, and displaced persons.

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World Intellectual Property Day 2018

On Thursday, April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter M. Haymond spoke at the Thailand Ministry of Commerce and U.S. Patent and Trade Office co-organized public awareness program for celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day. The program promotes the positive aspects and contributions of Intellectual Property Rights to society, culture, and economy, in association with this year’s …

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East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop

On Thursday, April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 63 alumni from the East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop. Participants included teachers from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the course of two days, the participants shared their successes since participating in the program and attended sessions on developing …

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Tempest Express 2017 Opening Ceremony

On August 22, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond joined General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of Staff, to preside over the Opening Ceremony of military exercise “Tempest Express” at the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ (RTARF) Center for Strategic Studies at Bang Saen in Chonburi Province. Tempest Express, a United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) multilateral …

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2017 National Science and Technology Fair

On August 18, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond joined the opening ceremony for the 2017 National Science and Technology Fair, which takes place August 17 to 27 at the IMPACT Exhibition Center.  The Science Fair is an annual event organized by the National Science Museum that draws more than a million visitors, including schoolchildren from almost every province …

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Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency Conference

On August 17, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond spoke at the Agricultural Innovation for Resiliency conference. Organized by USDA and  USAID Asia  , the conference gathered experts and government officials from around the region to share international best practices and tools for boosting agricultural resiliency. Increased agricultural innovation and resiliency have the potential to strengthen food security …

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Show Your Love the USA Salmon

Crab and Claw Executive Chef Colin Stevens created a delicious U.S. wild-caught salmon dinner for Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond and his wife Dusadee, as well as select guests. Through the meal, attendees learned how to prepare and distinguish the special flavor characteristics of Keta, King, and Sockeye Salmon – three salmon varieties found in the …

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The International Law Enforcement Academy Bangkok (ILEA) Hosted The Annual Joint Committee Meeting (JCM)

The International Law Enforcement Academy Bangkok (ILEA) hosted the annual Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on May 31. Officials from both the U.S. and Thai government discussed current and future operations of the academy. The JCM was chaired by U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Peter Haymond and Royal Thai Police (RTP) General Suchart Theerasawat. ILEA, which …

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YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2017

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond gave an opening remarks for the YSEALI Alumni Annual Meeting 2017 on Friday, May 26 at the American Hub, U.S. Embassy Bangkok. Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni held their annual meeting on May 26-28 in Kanchanaburi. Prior to departing for the three-day excursion, approximately 40 participants came to the …

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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Charge d’Affaires Peter Haymond and Tatiana Marushevskaya, Marketing and Operation Lead, Microsoft Thailand introduced the American film “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” on Friday, May 26 at Microsoft headquarters in Bangkok. Robin Hauser Reynolds, filmmaker of CODE was on hand for a Q & A session following the film. CODE examines why more girls are …

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