Statement by Michael R. Pompeo 
Secretary of State: 
Thailand National Day

On behalf of the government of the United States of America, I offer my warm wishes to the people of Thailand as you celebrate your National Day on December 5.

For more than 200 years, the United States and Thailand have strengthened the friendship and spirit of partnership between our nations.  The U.S.-Thai alliance supports a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  Our longstanding business ties, highlighted in the very successful Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, help the people of the United States and Thailand to prosper and innovate.  Thailand showcased its important role in the region at this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chair, and we congratulate you on a successful chairmanship.  We also congratulate the Thai people on democratic progress through this year’s elections and hope this progress will continue.  As we continue to strengthen our cultural ties, business relationships, and security cooperation, the United States looks forward to new opportunities for partnership with Thailand.

The United States congratulates you on Thailand’s National Day and conveys our best wishes for peace and prosperity to the people of Thailand.