Policy & History

The United States and Thailand established relations in 1818 and signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce in 1833, formalizing diplomatic relations. The Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1833 began a partnership that has developed and strengthened over time. Today the United States and Thailand cooperate on a wide range of program across a vast range of issues, including education and culture, public health, business and trade, democracy, as well as security and military cooperation.

To learn more information about areas of cooperation between U.S. and Thailand, please consult the following resources. (Available in English only.)

General Information and Background:

Education and Cultural Exchange:

Business and Trade:

Democracy and Good Governance:

Military and Security Cooperation:

Health and Environment:

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