Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Embassy Regional Grants Program

Please complete the attached grant application (Download here) (Microsoft Word 46KB), answering all questions in full. This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity EAP07272018 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.124 Application Deadline: July 27, 2018 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. For those observing this month, it is a time of reverence, generosity, and spiritual introspection.  Ramadan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends.  It ...
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YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect Workshop

A Generation of Advocates. That is the goal of Southeast Asia’s first ever YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect workshop. Taking place in Bangkok May 14-15, YSEALI TechCamp Reconnect brings together 36 YSEALI Network members from all ten ASEAN countries, most of whom have participated in previous TechCamps. Participants are working with technology experts and trainers to improve ...
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Call for Applications: Fall 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to open the call for applications for the Fall 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship to candidates from Thailand interested in the themes of Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management, and Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Six Institutes will take place between late August and early November 2018. ...
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AFS Youth Exchange Study Pre-Departure Language & Culture Course 2018

“While in the United States, you will not only be students in America’s high schools, but ambassadors of Thai culture and values. When you return home to Thailand, you will be leaders, alumni of the U.S. Embassy, and a great and good friends of the U.S. forevermore.” Ambassador Glyn T. Davies shared these inspiring words ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Release of Three Americans

The White House Office of the Press Secretary  At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other representatives of the United States government traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9 to prepare for the President’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. During Secretary Pompeo’s visit, the ...
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25th Anniversary of Thai-US Partnership on HIV Vaccine Development

To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, US and Thai HIV vaccine researchers are presenting information around ongoing work that resulted from Thailand’s landmark RV144 vaccine study — the only HIV vaccine clinical trial to show efficacy to date. Researchers at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science (AFRIMS) in Bangkok, along ...
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USA Superfoods – Secrets of Vitality

On Wednesday, May 2,  Mr. Russ Nicely, Agricultural Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Thailand introduced a program titled, “USA Superfoods – Secrets of Vitality”, featuring Mr. Bob Moore, the founder of Bob’s Red Mill USA, a leading brand for organic and gluten free wholegrains. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Dry ...
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Webinar Announcement: Teacher Development Series 2

The American English team is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 2 on the American English for Educators Facebook page. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. At the end of each event, participants will have the opportunity to ...
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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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U.S., Thailand Kick-Off Anti-Submarine Exercise Guardian Sea

ANDAMAN SEA (NNS) – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kick off exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea, April 25. The five-day anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise will involve cooperative evolutions designed to enhance mutual capabilities in anti-submarine warfare while also improving information sharing between the two navies. The guided-missile destroyer ...
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Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival

Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as they celebrate Songkran and welcome a new year on April 13, 2018. This year marks 200 years of ...
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Great and Good Friends Exhibition

The objects have arrived! Items on loan from U.S. institutions will be displayed at the Great and Good Friends exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles from March 21 until June 30. A team of experts from the Smithsonian Institute, Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and the Queen Sirikit Museum of ...
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Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum Green Bangkok 2018 Conference

Ambassador Glyn Davies recently addressed the Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum Green Bangkok 2018 Conference at the Australian Embassy.  Ten of Bangkok’s largest diplomatic missions, representatives from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Environment Department, Bangkok and Mahidol Universities, Bangkok River Partners, and environmentally-focused NGO’s and businesses attended the event.  The Conference featured a series of speakers who showcased ...
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American English E-Teacher Summer 2018

The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. What courses are available? Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting Teaching Grammar Communicatively Professional Development for ...
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Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2018

On February 23, 2018, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of United States Pacific Command, joined General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, to preside over the Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2018, the largest multilateral exercise in the Asia-Pacific region. Cobra Gold 2018 was the 37th exercise in the series and ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond attended two key Cobra Gold 2018 events

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller, and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Peter Haymond attended two key Cobra Gold 2018 events Saturday. They witnessed the Amphibious Exercise at Hat Yao Royal Thai Naval Base in Chonburi Province, which brought together Navy, Marine, Army and Air Force units from Thailand, the ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Award Ceremony at Wat Chaiwattanaram

Ambassador Glyn Davies awarded a grant of $325,000 from theAmbassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to The World Monuments Fund which will be used to fund Phase Two of the restoration of Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya. “Wat Chai is a magnificent and beautiful site. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage area in Ayutthaya, it is also an ...
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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s visit with Thailand Counterpart Royal Thai Armed Forces General Tarnchaiyan Sris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s visit with Thailand Counterpart Royal Thai Armed Forces General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., traveled to Bangkok, ...
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Ambassador Davies Launches “Great and Good Friends”

On February 8, U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies announced the launch of “Great and Good Friends,” an exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles displaying the official gifts exchanged between the two nations at significant moments over the past 200 years. “The Great and Good Friends exhibit pays tribute to the deep and enduring ...
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Colonel Larry Redmon, U.S. Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bangkok attended funeral services for Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee

On February 7, 2018, Colonel Larry Redmon, U.S. Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bangkok attended funeral services for Colonel Chaicharn Harnavee who passed away on February 4 in Lopburi province. Colonel Redmon presented a condolence letter from U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies to Khun Rachaneeyakorn, Colonel Chaicharn’s daughter. Colonel “Chip” Chaicharn, a Thai Army Special Forces soldier, ...
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U.S. Researchers Awarded in Thailand

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 1, 2018 We congratulate the two U.S. research teams awarded the prestigious Prince Mahidol Awards on January 31 in Bangkok, Thailand. The awards, presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, recognized the two teams’ remarkable achievements in the fields of medicine and public health. ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Kamphaengphet and Phitsanulok

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies recently visited Kamphaengphet and Phitsanulok to visit U.S. company Monsanto, observe cutting-edge bilateral infectious disease research, discuss with local officials, talk to Naresuan University students about 200 years of U.S.-Thai relations, and visit Kamphaengphet Historical Park with a local Peace Corps Volunteer.
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Webinar Announcement: Teacher Development Series 1

The American English team is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 1 on the American English for Educators Facebook page. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. At the end of each event, participants ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara

Ambassador Glyn Davies presides over an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara in Bangkok. Under the grant they receive from AFCP, the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at Silpakorn University will perform conservation for 19th-Century objects in the Royal Collection of the museum. “The special friendship between ...
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American English E-Teacher Spring 2018

The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. What courses are available? Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting Teaching Grammar Communicatively Professional Development for ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Thailand National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt greetings to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day, December 5th. We remember the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s deep and enduring friendship with the United States and we look forward to further nurturing that friendship under ...
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Passing of Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 30, 2017 Passing of Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing on November 30 in Bangkok of the great Southeast Asian statesman, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Dr. Surin was a tireless champion of the Thai people, an eloquent advocate ...
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The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018

Announcement The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Since its inception in 2001, AFCP has helped preserve cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional ...
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President Donald Trump in Asia | November 3-14 2017

As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017. The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific ...
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USAID and Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre Partner to Reduce HIV Infection

UBON RATCHATHANI, Thailand, November 3, 2017 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), launched a three-year project with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre to support 13 provinces with HIV prevention, treatment and care for key populations, including men who have ...
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Announcement for 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators (Teachers)

U.S. Embassy Bangkok invites interested secondary school educators (high school teachers) to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators which will take place early June through July 2018. Applicants can download the application form on the U.S. Embassy Bangkok website via this link (PDF 251KB). Applications must be received at the Media and Cultural Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok no later than Wednesday, ...
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Announcement for 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars

U.S. Embassy Bangkok invites interested scholars to apply for six Summer 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. The program will be held on the following six themes in U.S. Studies: American Politics and Political Thought Contemporary American Literature Journalism and Media Religious ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

This week my thoughts are with the people of Thailand as we witness the cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej – a true humanitarian, visionary, and friend to the United States. Next year we will celebrate the bicentennial of the first official contact between our two great nations. His Late Majesty championed our ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Presidential Delegation for the Royal Thai King’s Funeral

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Donald J. Trump will send a Presidential Delegation to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, 2017. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will lead the delegation as the President’s Special Envoy, ...
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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 2, 2017 Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand Stronger Alliance for Common Security and Closer Economic Partnership for Common Prosperity 1.     The President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump welcomed the Prime Minister of the Kingdom ...
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Ambassador Davies at the “From Barriers to Bridges” Conference

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies opened a three-day event in Bangkok with over 125 delegates from nearly 20 Asian countries to find ways to improve healthcare access, especially for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services for transgender people. Participants at the  The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)USAID AsiaUnited Nations Development Programme – UNDP  and  UNAIDS  sponsored consultation — the first of its kind in ...
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U.S. Embassy Staff arranged Marigold plants on the U.S. Embassy lawn as a tribute to HM Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On Tuesday, September 19, Ambassador Glyn Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond, and U.S. Embassy personnel arranged 999 marigold plants on the U.S. Embassy lawn as a tribute to HM Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The marigold plants will bloom into beautiful yellow flowers representing the color of Monday, the birthday of the Late ...
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Fulbright Alumni’s Meet and Grill

On September 16, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond and Fulbright Board member Mrs. Dusadee Haymond hosted a “Meet and Grill” party at the Deputy Chief of Mission Residence to honor Thai Fulbright alumni. DCM Haymond highlighted the alumni’s hard work and recognized their contributions to advancing Thai-U.S. relations. U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies and Mrs. ...
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POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017

Each year since 1986, the President of the United States of America issues a proclamation commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day on the third Friday of September. Today, September 15, Ambassador Davies joined Embassy staff at a ceremony to honor and recognize the sacrifices of those Americans who have been prisoners of war and those who ...
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Warden Conference 2017

U.S. Embassy Bangkok relies on a team of roughly 45 Volunteer Consular Wardens to help meet the routine and urgent needs of Americans in the Kingdom.  Ambassador Glyn Davies joined the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services team on September 15 to thank the wardens for their outstanding service to Americans both living and visiting Thailand.
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U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environment Issues

The U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues (September 14-15, 2017) is a significant regional marine conservation meeting. Building on numerous inaugural commitments announced at the Our Ocean Conference 2016 and the recent United Nations Ocean Conference, the event will provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to explore and recommend policies that will contribute to improved ...
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Cotton Day 2017

On Friday, September 8, CottonUSA showcased new cotton technologies through a display of one of America’s most iconic fashion symbols—denim jeans—at Renaissance Rajaprasong Hotel. As part of the 9th consecutive “Cotton Day” celebration, DCM Peter Haymond joined Cotton Council International (CCI) and the Thai textile and garment industry for an exhibition of innovative cotton fabrics ...
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Discover Thailand’s Astronauts Scholarship Program

The U.S. Embassy wants to send you to Space Camp! Ambassador Davies announced yesterday that as part of Discover Thailand’s Astronauts Scholarship Program, we will send one boy, and one girl of Thai nationality, aged between 14-18, to train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, USA. Are you ready to reach ...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Thailand Department of Special Investigation (DSI) signed MOU to combat transnational crime

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Thailand Ministry of Justice’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) August 24, to establish cooperation in combating transnational crime. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan and DSI Director General Paisit Wongmuang signed the MOU in a ceremony held at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Additional participants from ICE and ...
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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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EducationUSA Graduate Fair

Thinking about continuing your education with a graduate degree program in the U.S.? Don’t miss your chance to join us at the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Graduate Fair to meet with U.S. university representatives on September 12, 2017, from 17:30-20:30 at the American Hub (BTS Ploenchit). Pre-register for free at https://educationusathailand.eventbrite.com/ Get scholarship information for graduate levels from representatives ...
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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Critical Thinking in Classrooms Regional Workshop

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Bangkok announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a six-day workshop (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in Bangkok on Critical Thinking in Classrooms for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), pending the availability of ...
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Media Fund Share Awards Ceremony

On August 9, the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture recognized the U.S. Embassy’s contributions to promote international cultural relations through the production of a Thai Language Day video clip at the Media Fund Share awards ceremony. Deputy Spokesperson Steve Castonguay—the star of the video clip which was shown at the ...
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Congressional Delegation (CODEL) Visited Bangkok

From August 7-9, 2017, a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations led by Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX) visited Bangkok to consult with Mission staff, meet with the Secretary-General of the Thai National Security Council, learn more about the bilateral relationship, and identify ways to ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visited Thailand

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an official visit to Thailand on August 8th as guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand. The Secretary will underscore the U.S. commitment to the bilateral relations with Thailand, and to pay respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Secretary Tillerson greeted ...
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55th Anniversary of Peace Corps Thailand

On August 1, U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, President of Friends of Thailand Carolyn Nickels-Cox and  Peace Corps Thailand  Country Director Howard Williams hosted celebrations to commemorate the 55th anniversary of U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand. The Ambassador praised the program as “a testament to the stability of our enduring friendship” and recognized the contributions of over 5,500 ...
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Annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

On July 19, the State Department released the annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016.  The Reports note that in 2016 terrorist attacks and fatalities from terrorism declined globally for the second year in a row, although terrorist groups continued to exploit ungoverned territory and ongoing conflict to expand their reach, and to direct and inspire attacks ...
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Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Senior delegations representing the United States and Thailand met on July 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C., at the Department of State for the Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue.  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S. delegation and Permanent Secretary ...
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New Orleans Jazz All Stars Concert

In remembrance of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s beloved “Jazz King,” the U.S. Embassy in association with the Kitarat Foundation brought the New Orleans Jazz All Stars to perform concerts in Bangkok on July 15-16, 2017. They were the last jazz band to perform for the late King. This performances were part of a ...
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Regional Consultation Toward a Southeast Asia Framework for Zika Virus Preparedness and Response

Acting U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Henry Jardine launched a regional conference that increased understanding about the threat from the Zika virus. The conference, hosted on July 12 by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, was the first in a series of meetings in countries across Asia to address the Zika virus, which is linked ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero at U.S. Embassy Bangkok

On July 11, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies welcomed Weerawan “Boom” Mosby who is one of the eight individuals to receive the prestigious Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) Report Award from U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson in Washington, D.C. on June 27. In collaboration with the Royal Thai Police, Khun Boom created Southeast Asia’s first Advocacy Center for Children (ACT ...
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EducationUSA Thailand team at Bunyawatwitthayalai School in Lampang

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Thailand team travelled to Lampang to talk to over 200 students at Bunyawatwitthayalai School on Wednesday, July 5. Students and teachers learned about scholarship opportunities and applying to universities in the U.S. The team also had the chance to meet the two winners from the Intel ISEF 2017 Grand Award Competition ...
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U.S. Independence Day Reception 2017

On June 29, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. This year’s theme, “Music in the Park,” celebrated the sense of community and friendship that are created when people gather in a public spaces to enjoy free ...
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Blue Diamond Launches “Almond Breeze”, Dairy-Free Milk Made from California Almonds

On June 28, 2017, Mr. Paul Welcher, Agricultural Attaché of U.S. Department of Agriculture joined Blue Diamond Growers, a U.S. almond-growing agricultural cooperative based in Sacramento, California, at their launch event for Blue Diamond Almond Breeze in Thailand. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, is a healthy dairy-free alternative to milk which is now available in 7-11s ...
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College Application Boot Camp 2017

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA program hosted our “College Application Boot Camp” at the AUA Language Center, Chamchuri Square on Sunday, June 25 and at the Embassy’s American Hub on Monday, June 26. High school students attended the workshop to learn about application process, essay writing, and admission requirements for undergraduate programs in the U.S. Don’t forget ...
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Pride Together: Human is One

LGBTI Rights are Human Rights. For Pride Month 2017, the Consulate co-hosted an event with Mplus Foundation, Dhammadrops, and Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University at House of Photography. Our theme was “Pride Together: Human is One” and featured a play, Chiang Mai Pride photo exhibition from photographer Thanathip Adirekkiet, and a film screening ...
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U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Reception

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies hosted a reception June 22 in honor of the 2017 U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) delegation to Thailand. The reception follows a day of meetings between USABC representatives, the Prime Minister, and various ministers and representatives from nearly a dozen Thai ministries. Industries represented include chemicals, automotive and heavy equipment, pharmaceuticals, ...
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U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Meets with Prime Minister

Ambassador Glyn Davies led a delegation of nearly three dozen corporate members of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council (USABC) to a meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Also present were Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs Somkid Jatusripitak; Minister Suvit Maesinsee; the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Transportation, Digital Economy and Society, Energy, Commerce, Public ...
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LGBTI Pride Reception 2017

On June 20, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s annual #LGBTI Pride reception at his residence. The event brought together LGBTI activists, foreign dignitaries, representatives from the Thai government and civil society, and members of Bangkok’s LGBTI community, and included remarks from Ambassador Davies and Dr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nations’ first Independent Expert ...
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In Remembrance of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The New Orleans Jazz All Stars Concerts Press Conference

On June 20, the U.S. Embassy in association with the Kitarat Foundation announced a jazz concert by The New Orleans Jazz All Stars to be held July 15-16 at the K-Bank/Ganesha Theatre. Dr. Pathorn Srikaranonda and his band performed at the announcement event. Tickets available at Thai Ticket Major: https://goo.gl/uIb52w
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EducationUSA College App Camps (Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, 2017)

For Juniors preparing U.S. university applications this summer and fall, we’re pleased to offer the latest U.S. Embassy EducationUSA College App Camps Sunday, June 25 at AUA Library, 21st floor, Chamchuri Square Monday, June 26 at The American Hub, 9th floor, GPF Witthayu Tower A, 93/1 Wireless Road Our App Camps have been designed to ...
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Connecting Asia: A Regional Consultation on ICT, HIV, MSM and Getting to the 90-90-90 Targets

On June 14, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies opened a three-day event in Bangkok with over 150 delegates from 22 Asian countries to find ways to improve the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. Participants at ...
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The Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Community of Practice Conference 2017

On June 14, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 60 university teachers of English from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Community of Practice Conference. Over the course of three days, the participants will attend workshops about instructional strategies and professional skills, deliver presentations, and network ...
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2017 Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies attended the Annual Free Thai Movement Luncheon June 10 to honor and show appreciation to those who served in the Free Thai Movement, and to continue the strong relationship between Thailand and the U.S. The Free Thai Movement was established during WWII, during which time Thai students in the United States ...
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Congratulatory Reception for 2017 Thai Fulbright Awardees

Ambassador Glyn Davies and Panyarak Poolthup, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Thai Fulbright grantees for the 2017-2018 academic year at a reception on Friday, June 9, 2017. The grantees will study, do research and teach in universities across the United States, including Cornell, Stanford, Columbia, Washington State University and the ...
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The Chief of Mission Residence: A Brief History

To appreciate the United States Ambassador’s home in Bangkok, with its graceful architecture and lush grounds, one needs to understand the people and events that transformed a rice field distant from the old city to the welcoming home of today. —Written by Paul C. Jorgensen, J.D. The Undeveloped East of Bangkok By the late 1800s, ...
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The Inauguration of the New Office of AFS (formerly American Field Service)

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn presented an award to the U.S. Embassy on June 6, 2017 on the occasion of the inauguration of the new office of AFS (formerly American Field Service) in Nonthaburi. Deputy Chief of Mission gratefully accepted the Plaque of Recognition award on behalf of the Embassy for the great partnership between ...
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IVLP on Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok is proud to showcase Khun Ruthairat Songchan’s trip to the U.S. under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Khun Ruthairat, Forestry Technical Officer from Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, attended the IVLP on “Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking” from April 22-May 12, 2017 where she had ...
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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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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection. Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to gather and ...
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CARAT 2017

The 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) military exercise recently kicked-off at the Royal Thai Navy base in Sattahip. “Our engagement through CARAT provides the U.S. and Thailand an opportunity to strengthen our alliance and maritime partnership in very meaningful ways,” said Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73. “The complexity of ...
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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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Ambassador Davies at TechCamp Thailand

On May 17, Ambassador Davies thanked 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines for participating in “TechCamp Thailand.” The TechCamp participants spent the last two days learning from 15 global and regional expert trainers how to use developing technologies to promote peace and dialogue in their local communities. The U.S. Embassy will provide ...
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Military students from Army Training Command Language Center visited American Hub

A group of military students from the Army Training Command Language Center visited the American Hub on Wednesday, May 17 to learn about American culture and Thai-U.S. relations. The students are part of an American English curriculum.They also learned about opportunities through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and EducationUSA.
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The Opening Ceremony of TechCamp Thailand

On May 16, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to “TechCamp Thailand.” The theme for the U.S. Embassy sponsored camp is “Promoting Peace and Dialogue through Technology.” It features trainers from around the globe providing showcases and expertise on technologies such as online ...
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EducationUSA Thailand team at Kamnoetwit Science Academy (KVIS)

The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Thailand team attended an Education Fair at Kamnoetwit Science Academy (KVIS) in Rayong province on Sunday, May 14. An EducationUSA advisor as well as an Officer from the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section spoke with over 200 parents and high school students about the application process for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ...
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Congressman Bill Johnson visited Bangkok

Congressman Bill Johnson from Ohio visited Bangkok May 12-13. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Budget Committees. During his visit, Congressman Johnson signed the condolence book at the Grand Palace and met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Minister of Energy Anantaporn Kanjanarat and several business leaders. Throughout his visit, the ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Program for Northeast and Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: June 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for environmental awards (up to $24,999) to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in Southeast Asia.  Since Fiscal Year 2007, EAP and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Duang Prateep Foundation and Mercy Centre

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies traveled to nearby Khlong Toey to visit two charitable foundations that have been serving the city’s poorest children, elderly, handicapped, and other vulnerable communities for decades. During their visit to the Duang Prateep Foundation, they met with the children as well as with a highly trained volunteer team of firefighters and ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond visited Songkhla

In a visit to Songkhla province on April 28, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond and Mrs. Haymond interacted with Prince Songkhla University students and met with alumni of the Fulbright program. In order to achieve greater understanding of human trafficking and labor exploitation situation and Thai government’s efforts to address these issues, DCM Haymond ...
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American Taste on The Beach

On April 28, U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Foreign Agricultural Service launched the American Taste on The Beach Burger Festival at Central Festival Pattaya. The event kicked off with The “Great American Burger Competition”, where ten chefs from Pattaya’s top burger restaurants battled each other with their own special menu created with U.S. beef, U.S. potatoes, California ...
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American Arts Incubator on River Health

Using data sculpture to explore social and environmental issues in Bangkok June 2, 2017 Artist Talk, Friends of BACC Room, 6th floor, BACC June 3 – 22, 2017 Workshops at BACC June 22 – 30, 2017 Exhibition, Hall, 5th floor, BACC Join us for a workshop with new media artist, Scott Kildall, who will lead ...
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Thai-U.S. Educational Cooperation Reception

On April 26, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted alumni from Columbia University’s Teachers College at a reception to celebrate Thai-U.S. educational cooperation. Ambassador Davies spoke about the importance of the Thai-U.S. educational relationship and the U.S. Embassy’s support for ongoing educational development in Thailand, especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
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Women in Science Roundtable

On April 26, Ambassador Davies hosted a group of female scientists, ranging from senior figures to Ph.D. students, from academia, government, and the private sector, to celebrate women in science and promote gender equality in science. Professor Geraldine Richmond, one of America’s most distinguished scientists, joined the roundtable and shared her experiences pursuing a career ...
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Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Networking Workshop

Ambassador Davies joined Somporn Vongvuthipornchai, the President and CEO of PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP), and colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 26 to kick off the inaugural networking event for young scientists from Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) partner countries. LMI is a partnership among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, the United ...
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World Intellectual Property Day Panel Discussions – Innovation: Improving Lives

The U.S. Embassy celebrated “World Intellectual Property Day” on April 26 with an engaging panel discussion  in Bangkok featuring Thai inventors, and representatives from the government, private sector, and the United Nations centered around this year’s theme – “Innovation: Improving Lives.” In his opening remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond emphasized the importance of ...
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DCM Peter Haymond at Welcome Dinner for the Lower Mekong Initiative Frontiers of Science Education Workshop

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined H.E. Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, the Minister of Education, and colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a welcome dinner for the Lower Mekong Initiative Frontiers of Science Education Workshop, being co-hosted by Thailand and the United States April 24-25 in Bangkok. The workshop brings together young science, ...
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Applying to U.S. LL.M. Programs: Setting Yourself Apart

On Monday, April 24, EducationUSA Thailand hosted an info session: “Applying to U.S. LL.M. Programs: Setting Yourself Apart,” presented by Gabrielle L Goodwin, Director of Graduate Legal Studies and Lecturer in Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Students learned how to prepare their application, resume, and personal statement according to U.S. university ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Mukdahan

On April 19, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies visited Mukdahan province. During the visit, he met with the Mukdahan Governor Sorasit Ritsorakrai to discuss the scope for development of the province, including plans for the special economic zone that covers three districts that border the Mekong River. Ambassador Davies also met volunteer American Citizen Services ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Songkran Festival – Thai New Year

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Songkran Festival – Thai New Year   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we send our warm wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on the celebration of Songkran. We are committed to our enduring friendship with Thailand, a partnership that has spanned nearly ...
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The Distinctive Flavours of America with American Food

Ambassador Davies joined food and beverage professionals across Bangkok April 7 to hear from Chef Chom, Executive Chef of the Pomodoro Group and Culinary Institute of America graduate, describe the best methods for pairing American foods and beverages based on his extensive experience at several Michelin Star restaurants. He was joined by Steve Bashore, a ...
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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2017

On April 4, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined LTG Prasopchai Kongburan, Director of the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), to commemorate International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Buachet District, Surin Province. The U.S. Embassy Bangkok and JUSMAGTHAI, through Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), have a close working relationship with ...
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Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) Barbara Weisel in Bangkok

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) Barbara Weisel led a delegation of USTR and U.S. Department of Commerce officials to Bangkok March 29-April 3 for a series of meetings focused on expanding U.S. trade in Thailand and the ASEAN region. During the U.S.-ASEAN meeting on March 30, AUSTR Weisel outlined the Trump Administration’s trade agenda and ...
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U.S. Embassy Staff and Family Members Paid Respects to His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Ambassador Davies led two hundred U.S. Embassy staff and family members April 1 to pay respects to His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Dusit Throne Hall of the Grand Palace. The ceremony was to join the Thai nation in mourning the passing of King Rama IX on October 13, 2016.
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond Congratulated Graduates of Wat Arun’s Community Learning Center

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond congratulated graduates of Wat Arun’s Community Learning Center at a ceremony on March 31. The young women graduates have been trained as nursing assistants. The school is funded by American philanthropists and supported by the Thai Ministry of Education.
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Ambassador Davies Celebrated the Expansion of Google Thailand Office

Ambassador Davies joined Digital Economy Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj, business leaders, and YouTube creators March 30 to celebrate the expansion of the Thailand office of Google, one of America’s most innovative and admired technology companies. Science and technology play an important role in the Thai-U.S. partnership, enabling us to solve global challenges, create jobs, and power ...
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Generation Democracy Summit

On March 30, Ambassador Glyn Davies gave remarks to a group of 40 youth leaders from 13 Asian countries at the Generation Democracy summit in Bangkok. Ambassador Davies spoke on the importance of youth engagement in the political process, and fostering an environment in which youth leaders take a constructive role in the development of ...
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United States and Thailand Signed an Information-Sharing Agreement to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

On 27 March, representatives of the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Royal Thai Police’s Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) Task Force signed an information-sharing agreement to combat child sexual exploitation. The agreement will permit Thai officials’ direct access NCMEC’s reports on cases of child sexual exploitation. While TICAC ...
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Ambassador Davies attended an Alumni Reception of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)

Ambassador Davies attended an alumni reception of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). Ambassador Davies, who attended APCSS in 2006, reconnected with fellow alums and spoke about the APCSS goals of “Educating, Connecting and Empowering.” APCSS, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives ...
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Enabling Private Sector Clean Energy Investment in Southeast and South Asia

On March 27, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies addressed a regional meeting in Bangkok on enabling private sector clean energy investment in Southeast and South Asia. This networking event brought together corporations, investors, project developers and governments interested in this emerging market. Participants included top executives from more than 30 companies that are committed to scaling ...
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“Crossing the Dateline” Exhibition

A new exhibit, “Crossing the Dateline” opened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) on Thursday, March 23. The exhibit features nine contemporary artists who met while studying at the University of California Davis. The lead American artist is Carol Hopper, a sculptor whose work has been featured in the Guggenheim Museum and the ...
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UNODC Regional Conference on Improving Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation

Ambassador Glyn Davies emphasized the importance of strengthening legal cooperation among ASEAN countries at the UNODC Regional Conference on Improving Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation on March 22. Ambassador Davies praised the work of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol and her efforts to advance the cause of enhanced regional cooperation in the criminal justice sector ...
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Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Thailand

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and the U.S. Embassy team traveled to Singburi Province on March 20 to participate in the Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Thailand. During the event, the Ambassador administered the oath of service to 65 new volunteers who will be working in education and with youth, and along with several volunteers, gave ...
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National Women’s History Month

Members of the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai gather on March 15 to commemorate National Women’s History Month. The U.S. Mission is proud of our talented female professionals and celebrates their significant contributions to our Mission. Throughout our history, women have made enormous contributions in the service of our country, and ...
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The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK

In collaboration with Bangkok Christian College, the U.S. Embassy presented “The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK” at K-Bank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre on Saturday, March 11. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies also attended the sold-out concert highlighting Chick’s ongoing 75th Birthday celebration. This program is one of the major cultural programs by the U.S. Embassy ...
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Allison Miller Quartet Concert at Rangsit University

In partnership with Rangsit University’s Conservatory of Music and Jazz Education Abroad, the U.S. Embassy supported Allison Miller Quartet and a number of American jazz musicians at the 2017 Thailand Jazz Workshop held at Rangsit University during March 5-11, 2017. Allison Miller Quartet performed a free concert at the auditorium of Conservatory of Music, Rangsit ...
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Consular Outreach: Phuket

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Phuket Date: Friday, March 17, 2017 Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Karon Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang Phuket, 83100 Thailand Hotel phone:  (66)(76) 370 100 http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1848&language=en_US Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Promoting Peace and Dialogue with Technology: TechCamp Thailand 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 Description The U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section in Bangkok is soliciting proposals for a grant from eligible organizations to develop and host the “Promoting Peace and Dialogue with Technology” Technology Camp (TechCamp) in May 2017. Specific goals, objectives, and technical requirements for application packages are detailed below. IIP anticipates awarding up ...
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Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017

On February 24 Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Peter Haymond and General Surapong Suwana-adth, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in the Asian region. DCM Haymond was joined by Lieutenant General David Berger, Commander of United States Marine Forces Pacific, and Heads of ...
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The Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action Dedication Ceremony

On February 23, Ambassador Glyn Davies joined Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of the Joint Staff General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan in presiding over the Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action (HCA) Site One dedication ceremony at Ban Non Lueam School in Nakhon Ratchasima. Cobra Gold 2017 includes a total of six HCA projects to construct multi-purpose ...
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The Third Session of “Young Women Lead!”

U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies welcomed young women leaders to the third session of Young Women Lead! (YWL!) on February 22. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) is hosting the series of six programs focusing on Young Women’s Leadership. In an interactive session on “Women and Leadership: Success Stories ...
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(Updated) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues in the Seas of Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017 Project Description U.S. Embassy Bangkok announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a conference that examines current marine environmental issues in the seas of Southeast Asia that are of interest to the United States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and its partners. Proposals should ...
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Ambassador Davies Visited Nakhon Si Thammarat

On February 16, Ambassador Glyn Davies visited Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern Thailand where he helped distribute hygiene kits to families affected by the recent flooding. This U.S. government assistance in solidarity with the Thai people, through the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, is part of a grant to Save the Children ...
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United States Extends Disaster Risk Reduction Support to Thailand

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand,  February 16, 2017 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies announced an additional $500,000 to continue disaster risk reduction activities to help schools and communities in Thailand be better prepared for flooding and other disasters. This assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable implementing partner ...
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Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command visited Thailand

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Arrived on Monday 13 February to attend the opening ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017. His first stop was to the Grand Palace to pay his condolences to the Royal family and people of Thailand on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. On 14 February, he ...
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Cobra Gold 2017 Opening Ceremony

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies; Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.; and Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces General Surapong Suwana-adth presided over the February 14 opening ceremony for Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in Asia co-hosted by Thailand and the United States. This, the 36th version of Cobra Gold, brings ...
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The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke at the fifth annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok on February 14. The IPCEN is an important initiative for the U.S. Department of Justice and other US Government agencies and brings key law enforcement and industry officials from ASEAN and north Asian ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined well-known Thai Chef Ian Kittichai on Channel 3 Family’s Jaew program to introduce creative dishes made from U.S. potatoes. Chef Ian recently won the “Spud Nation Throw down” cooking contest at Potato Expo 2017 held in San Francisco. The Chef featured his wining dish – U.S. beef massaman ...
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The Empowering Ideas Forum

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke to more than one hundred participants at The Empowering Ideas Forum in Bangkok on February 8, 2017. The U.S. State Department-funded program brought think-tank managers and researchers from nineteen countries to Thailand to discuss the region’s talent as an engine for peace and development and to discuss important ...
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The 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime

Ambassador Glyn Davies gave opening remarks on February 7, 2017 at the 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime. The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Thai Courts of Justice, organized and sponsored the cybercrime workshop. Judges from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, ...
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EducationUSA Fairs 2017

On February 4, Ambassador Davies welcomed representatives from U.S. colleges and universities to Bangkok for our annual EducationUSA fair at the Renaissance Hotel. Over 30 U.S. colleges and universities provided information on admissions and scholarships to more than 600 students and family members. The U.S. Embassy also provided information on its EducationUSA services, tips for ...
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Launch of Greyhound Café’s New American Menu

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined Greyhound Café Managing Director Pornsiri Rojmeta and a group of media and food bloggers for a special luncheon to celebrate the launch of Greyhound Café’s new American menu. Under the theme, “A Taste from the Heart,” Greyhound Café’s Executive Chef Harit Vejakul created 12 new unique ...
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A Celebration of U.S. Education in the American Hub

On January 19, Ambassador Glyn Davies attended a celebration of U.S. education in the Embassy’s brand-new American Hub on the 9th Floor of the GPF Wireless Building in Bangkok. He recognized the winners of the “Discovering Thailand’s Astronaut” Scholarship Competition (Khun Teeramet Kunpittaya and Khun Chayanis Opassereepadung), the 2016 National Spelling Bee winners (Khun Chaichan ...
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Ambassador Davies at Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus

On Tuesday, January 17, Ambassador Glyn Davies traveled to Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus, to speak with students and faculty about the legacy of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the past, present, and future of U.S.-Thai relations. Ambassador Davies remarked that the U.S.-Thai relationship continues to deepen through various economic, health, education, and security-related initiatives.
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Ambassador Davies Visited Phuket

On January 13, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited Phuket Province, the largest island in Thailand located on the Andaman Sea coast. The Ambassador and Mrs. Davies began with a tour of Phuket Airport’s new international terminal, where they learned about the tourism industry in Phuket and security measures the airport is taking to protect more ...
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Statement by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies on 3.5 Million Baht Donation to Assist Flood Victims in Thailand

On behalf of the American people, I offer my sincere condolences and sympathy to the people of Thailand for the loss of life and damage caused by the flooding in southern Thailand.  Unseasonably heavy rains over the past weeks have led to severe flooding in more than 12 provinces in the southern areas of Thailand.  ...
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2017 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists

The East-West Center is delighted to announce the 2017 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists The 2017 program will provide journalists an opportunity to explore the policies and approach of the new US Presidential Administration from the perspective of three key countries in Asia Pacific. www.EastWestCenter.org/jefferson Program Theme: Trade, Security and Strategic Relationships in Asia Pacific and the ...
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Ground Breaking Ceremony U.S.-Assisted Construction of Thai Police Training Center

Ambassador Glyn Davies participated in a ground breaking ceremony on December 21, 2016 to mark the commencement of construction of a new Indoor Tactical Training Facility at the Royal Thai Police Tactical Training Center in Nong Sarai, Thailand. The U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force West is underwriting the full cost of this 2-phase, ...
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Mekong River Project 2016

On December 18th-22nd, 42 youth leaders from Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand get together in Chiang Rai, Thailand to participate in the Mekong River Project 2016. This program aims at empowering the youth from vulnerable communities around the Golden Triangle as “Mekong River Ambassadors” through creation of an eco-tourist circuit in the region; at the same ...
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The First Session of “Young Women Lead!”

December 14th, at The Mezzanine-Dean & Deluca, The International Republican Institute (IRI), in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bangkok launched the first of six sessions of “Young Women Lead!” (YWL!). YWL! is a program created to bring together promising Thai young women to participate in interactive workshops that explore the themes of women’s civic engagement and ...
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Women’s Leadership Forum

The Regional English Language Office in Bangkok hosts a successful Forum on Women’s Leadership in Hanoi. The event is a professional development for Professional Communications for Leaders (PCSL) project alumni and regional leaders; the participants include regional leaders from sectors including education, entrepreneurship, STEM, and health and human services from the five LMI countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and ...
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Friend of the Museum Award

The Embassy is honored to have received the “Friend of the Museum Award” from the National Science Museum on the occasion of International Science Center and Science Museum Day on November 10. Science museums serve to increase public understanding of and engagement on science and technology and inspire the next generation of creative and innovative ...
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Tour of Wat Chai with YSEALI and World Monuments Fund

Ambassador Glyn Davies and Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond were treated to an evening stroll around Wat Chai Wattanaram, along with members of our Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), on Wednesday, December 7. Under the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the World Monuments Fund and the Royal Thai Government are conserving Wat ...
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Peace Corps in Thailand

Every year we celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, a day that marks a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote the work they do in communities throughout the world. For 54 years, Peace Corps volunteers have been working in communities throughout Thailand, strengthening ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej’s Birthday

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer heartfelt warm wishes to the people of Thailand on the anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej’s birthday, this December 5. We note with sadness the passing of King Bhumibol, who would have been 89 years old on this day. We remember His Majesty ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on Ascension

I warmly congratulate His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on the occasion of the King’s ascension to the throne. I extend my best wishes to His Majesty for an auspicious and prosperous reign. The United States deeply values our longstanding alliance with the Kingdom of Thailand. We look ...
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Mourning Ceremony Marking the 50th Day of the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Ambassador and Mrs. Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond, along with approximately 130 members of the U.S. Embassy community participated in a mourning ceremony marking the 50th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara Rajavaravihara, a Royal Monastery and a major Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district. ...
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Consular Outreach: Phuket

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Phuket on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM – NOON at the: The Millennium Resort Patong Phuket 199, Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Road Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83150 Phone: +66 7 660 1999 E-mail:   enquiry@millenniumpatong.com Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. BANK ...
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Chiang Mai Consular Section Renovation: Visa Services and U.S. Citizen Services will resume regular services on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai is pleased to announce that our office will resume regular services on Tuesday,November 1, 2016. American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit Appointments for routine U.S. Citizen Services, including notarials, passport services, voting inquires and federal benefits inquiries, are available every business Tuesday and Thursday between 8:00-15:00. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at a UN General Assembly Tribute to the Memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a UN General Assembly Tribute to the Memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, October 28, 2016  Good morning, everybody. This is one of the many days that I feel very privileged to represent the host country of the United Nations so ...
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I join President Obama in offering my condolences to the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Thailand and the people of Thailand, on the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  His majesty served his nation tirelessly, and his dedication to the people ...
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Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

I join President Obama and the American people in offering our deepest condolences to members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Thailand, and to the people of Thailand, on the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  For over 70 years, His Majesty led Thailand with integrity and compassion, always mindful of the ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the United States of America and all Americans in Thailand, I offer heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Majesty the King to Her Majesty the Queen, all members of the Royal Family, and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand.     His Majesty lived a long and glorious life. Americans ...
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Statement by the President on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, her children and grandchildren, and the people of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  His Majesty the King was a close friend of the United States and a valued partner of many ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Krabi

On October 3, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited the beautiful coastal province of Krabi, located in the south of Thailand. Krabi is known for its more than 150 islands and as one of Thailand’s largest producer of palm oil. It is also well known as a province where nearly half the population is Muslim, and ...
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Ambassador Davies at Warden Conference 2016

Ambassador Glyn Davies joined the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services team and nearly 40 of our volunteer consular wardens for the Warden Conference in Bangkok on September 30, 2016. The Volunteer Consular Wardens of U.S. Embassy Thailand are on the front lines every day helping meet the routine and urgent needs of Americans in the ...
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U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair 2016

On September 29, EducationUSA Thailand hosted our first U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences College Fair at AUA Language Center for prospective undergraduate students. U.S. college representatives provided information about scholarships and unique academic options to attendees. We also organized information sessions about U.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences colleges and STEM education to group of high ...
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Consular Outreach: Chiang Mai

The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai is pleased to provide limited U.S. citizen services during our temporary closure (Sep. 12-Oct. 31, 2016) in Chiang Mai on Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM at: The River Market Restaurant, Chareon-Phathet Rd., Chiang Mai.  http://therivermarket.com/ Services will be ...
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10th Anniversary of YES Program

The U.S. Embassy celebrated 10 years of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a reception hosted by Ambassador Glyn Davies. This popular exchange program sends over 900 high-school students from around the world annually to spend a year in the U.S., studying in American high schools. YES alumni ...
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World Car-Free Day 2016

On September 22, 2016 Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond celebrated “World Car-Free Day” by walking to work with Embassy Bangkok personnel from the Management Office and Public Affairs Office. The Car-Free Day initiative encouraged all Embassy personnel to help reduce our impact on the environment by walking, bicycling, ...
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Announcement for 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, would like to invite interested scholars to apply for the 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking. Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place from January 5-February 17, 2017 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Your application  (PDF 83KB) must be submitted ...
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2016 Independence Day Correspondence Between President Barack Obama and His Majesty the King of Thailand

In response to His Majesty the King’s kind message on the occasion of America’s Independence Day, President Obama recently wrote “The people of the United States of America stand with you as we all continue to work together towards a brighter future.” Read the full text of their letters here.      
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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Department of Environment representatives provided U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins

On August 19, 2016 Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pathumwan District and Department of Environment representatives provided the U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins as part of the Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum’s “Environment Performance and Sustainability Pledge.” The Pledge, signed earlier in June, promotes cooperation between the BMA and 17 embassies and international organization in Bangkok. The ...
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Statement by Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Office of Press Relations: Bombings in Thailand

Elizabeth Trudeau Director, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC August 12, 2016 The United States extends our deepest sympathy to all those affected by the attacks in Thailand. We condemn these deplorable acts of violence. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones, and the Thai emergency personnel responding to these incidents. ...
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U.S. Independence Day Reception 2016

On June 30, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. Celebrating the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service through “America from Sea to Shining Sea,” the Ambassador highlighted the significance of the U.S. national parks system ...
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Statement on 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that knows no borders, and creates tens of millions of victims worldwide, including men, women, and children. “Human trafficking,” “trafficking in persons,” and “modern slavery” have been used interchangeably to describe the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or commercial sex through the use of force, ...
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Ambassador Glyn T. Davies visited the National Defense College (NDC)

On June 30, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies visited the National Defense College (NDC), Thailand’s highest educational institution in the field of strategy and security studies. Ambassador Davies was welcomed by NDC Superintendent Lieutenant General Chaianan Jantakananuruk and addressed 200 students and faculty on United States policy in Asia. Stressing that the U.S. rebalance towards Asia ...
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Grant and Research Opportunities: Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program Application Deadline: 5 P.M. EDT on August 1, 2016. The goal of the LMI Nexus Futures Program is to advance sustainable economic development, strengthen regional integration, and build resiliency to the impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong countries by strengthening regional discussions (preferably within country-recognized/supported processes) ...
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Grant and Research Opportunities: Young Women Lead!

Throughout the year, the U.S. Embassy offers various open grant opportunities that aim to provide local organizations with funds in support of projects that help advance key strategic objectives in Thailand and the region.  Below please find information and applications for current Embassy-offered grant opportunities, as well as information on other grant and research initiatives ...
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Ambassador Glyn T. Davies Expresses Appreciation for Messages of Condolences

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Bangkok, U.S. citizens resident in Thailand, and of the American Government and people, I extend heartfelt gratitude to Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit for their kind message of condolence and support regarding the recent senseless attack in Orlando, Florida. I also wish to sincerely ...
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Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the American people, I send my heartfelt congratulations to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the King’s accession to the throne. On this historic occasion, I want to express my admiration for His Majesty’s leadership and his many ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on 70th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

I join President Obama and the American people in extending His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej warm congratulations on the 70th anniversary of his accession to the throne. As the Thai people celebrate His Majesty’s many achievements, we also express our deep admiration for his tireless work to advance health and prosperity throughout the Kingdom of ...
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Joint Statement of the Thailand-U.S. Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology

The U.S. Department of State and the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology convened the first Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology to forge, and deepen, mutual commitments in this area. We jointly recognize Science and Technology as an engine that develops solutions to global challenges, that creates jobs and that powers our ...
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Joint Statement on the Fifth Thailand-United States Strategic Dialogue

Senior delegations representing Thailand and the United States met on December 16, 2015 in Bangkok at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand for the Fifth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue. Permanent Secretary Apichart Chinwanno led the Thailand delegation, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel led the U.S. delegation. As ...
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Statement by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies

It was with great sadness that I learned about the passing of Privy Council member Air Chief Marshall Siddhi Savetsila. All of us owe a debt of gratitude to him for his lifelong service to King, country, and international friendship. As a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1940s, he traded tweeds ...
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Announcement of the New U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to announce the arrival of Honorable Glyn Townsend Davies as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand. Ambassador-designate Davies arrived in Thailand on September 22, 2015. A career senior Foreign Service officer with 35 years of diplomatic experience, ...
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International Day of Democracy

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC There are few ideas more powerful – more infused with universal aspiration – than democracy. The desire for democracy is shared by people the world over.  The privilege to vote, the freedom to speak your mind, the right to a government by the people and for the people, ...
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International Day of Democracy

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC We pause today to reflect on and celebrate democracy and the free and open debate it entails. We celebrate democracy not because it is easy or perfect, for it is obviously neither of those things. We celebrate democracy because it is rooted in the will of the people, ...
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Statement on 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

Human trafficking is a complex, global challenge that requires cooperation, partnership, and sustained efforts on the part of all governments to achieve tangible progress and measurable results. The United States will continue to work closely with Thai government officials, law enforcement officers, and civil society actors in a spirit of partnership as Thailand works to ...
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Statement on 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

Human trafficking is a complex, global challenge that requires cooperation, partnership, and sustained efforts on the part of all governments to achieve tangible progress and measurable results. The United States will continue to work closely with Thai government officials, law enforcement officers, and civil society actors in a spirit of partnership as Thailand works to ...
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U.S. Condemns Forced Deportation of Ethnic Uighurs in Thailand to China

Statement by John Kirby Department Spokesperson We condemn Thailand’s forced deportation on July 9 of over 100 ethnic Uighurs to China, where they could face harsh treatment and a lack of due process. This action runs counter to Thailand’s international obligations as well as its long-standing practice of providing safe haven to vulnerable persons. We ...
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ANZAC Day

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 23, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special ANZAC Day. This year marks the 100th ...
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Thai New Year

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC It is with great pleasure that I extend New Year’s greetings on behalf of President Obama and the American people. Songkran is an auspicious occasion to look forward to a prosperous New Year and spend time with friends and family. The people of the United States and the ...
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Chargé d’affaires W. Patrick Murphy’s Opening Remarks for Royal Thai Police Canine Training Facility Opening Ceremony

Monday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m., Cha-am Cooperation between Thailand and the United States in the fight against terrorism and thwarting international criminal syndicates is one example of collaboration that has regional as well as global benefits.  Although Thailand is managing a return to democracy, necessary to restore our relationship to maximum capacity, we continue ...
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U.S. Chargé d’affaires W. Patrick Murphy with Daily News

Daily News: Please explain about the Cobra Gold 2015 CDA: This year is Cobra Gold’s 34th year. It’s a multilateral exercise with 24 participating countries. So far, it has been very successful. Daily News: Does changing the theme of the exercise to humanitarian and disaster relief drills mean scaling down the relationship between the U.S. ...
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Cobra Gold 2015 Opening Remarks by W. Patrick Murphy, Chargé d’affaires, a.i.

We are here for the opening of the multilateral exercise, Cobra Gold, which we have held annually since 1982. From a modest beginning, Cobra Gold has evolved into the Asia-Pacific region’s marquee multilateral military event, as the two dozen participating nations demonstrate. The evolution of Cobra Gold has not taken place in a vacuum. Since ...
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel

Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, THAILAND January 26, 2015 Right now, I’m in the middle of a trip across Southeast Asia that also includes stops in the Philippines, Malaysia and Cambodia. I’m here for the same reason that President Obama came to Asia twice last year; the same reason that American ...
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Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC I’ll never forget hearing the news of the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago.  The images were gut-wrenching: entire towns razed from Indonesia to Somalia; raging waters sweeping away people’s homes; hundreds of thousands killed and many more separated from their families. Today of ...
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2014 Speech on 9/11 by President Barack Obama

In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we have rebuilt but still remember — in these sacred sites and in quiet corners across our country, we join together this week to remember the tragedy of thirteen ...
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Thailand: A Democracy at Risk

Scot Marciel Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Washington, DC Chairman Chabot and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the recent coup in Thailand. The U.S.-Thai ...
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Statement on 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report

As part of our global efforts to combat human trafficking, the U.S. Government is committed to working with the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand to prevent trafficking activity in Thailand, to prosecute perpetrators, and to assist victims. The State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report was released at 9am time in Washington ...
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Cancellation of U.S.-Thailand Engagements

Statement by Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC In response to the military coup in Thailand, we continue to review our military and other assistance and engagements, consistent with U.S. law. In addition to our previously announced suspension of foreign assistance to Thailand, the Department of Defense announced today the ...
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Coup in Thailand

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC I am disappointed by the decision of the Thai military to suspend the constitution and take control of the government after a long period of political turmoil, and there is no justification for this military coup. I am concerned by reports that senior political leaders of Thailand’s major ...
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Thai New Year

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my great pleasure to extend New Year’s greetings to the people of Thailand. I hope this Songkran provides all Thais an occasion to spend an enjoyable time with family and friends and to look forward to good ...
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Violence in Thailand

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC We are deeply concerned by the ongoing politically-motivated violence in Thailand. As allies and close friends of the Thai people, we are profoundly saddened by the deaths and injuries that have shaken the country. As a father and grandfather, the death of several innocent children is particularly horrifying, ...
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Election-related Unrest in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The United States is deeply troubled by efforts to block polls and otherwise prevent voting in Thailand, and by the most recent acts of political violence. While we do not take sides in the political dispute and strongly support freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest, preventing ...
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Political Tensions in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The United States strongly supports democratic institutions and the democratic process in Thailand, a long-time friend and ally. Prime Minister Yingluck has called for elections as a way forward amid ongoing political tensions and demonstrations. We encourage all involved to resolve political differences peacefully and democratically in a way ...
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Protests in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The U.S. Government is concerned about the rising political tension in Thailand and is following the ongoing demonstrations in Bangkok closely. We urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law. Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry At the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting September 27, 2013 New York, New York SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, thank you very much, Secretary Russel.  It’s great to have you aboard.  And I think everybody here appreciates your outreach and your efforts in the region, and I know everybody has confidence in your leadership. ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Statement on Syria

Treaty Room Washington, D.C. President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria. And last night, the President asked all of us on his national security team to consult with the leaders of Congress as well, including the leadership of the Congressional ...
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