Quotes from Ambassador Godec’s Remarks at the Big Top Reception aboard the USS Nimitz

April 26, 2023

“Thailand is the oldest friend and ally of the United States in Asia. Our friendship spans two centuries, and we have accomplished so much together. This year we are privileged to celebrate the 190th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations.”

“Our alliance has advanced peace and security for the entire region. It has ensured the free movement of people, goods, and ideas; it has provided critical humanitarian assistance and disaster response; and, most recently, it helped address a global pandemic.”

“Thank you too to all the men and women serving in both the Thai and American navies for the commitment to the partnership, and to keeping our people safe. The ships, sailors, and airmen of our navies are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to security challenges and natural disasters.”

“[T]ogether, we are weaving a better future for Thais, Americans, and people everywhere.”