Blinken visits Thailand seeking regional support

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Blinkon praised the team of the US Embassy in Bangkok and said that he was grateful for their outstanding work each and every day to advance the priorities of the US in Thailand and the region…reports Asian Lite News

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed two agreements on Sunday to enhance cooperation in tackling bilateral, regional and international challenges.

“Good meeting with Thai Foreign Minister @PramudwinaiDon. The US-Thailand Communique on Strategic Alliance and Partnership we signed reflects the deep and broad nature of our relationship and our ongoing desire to increase cooperation for greater prosperity for both our nations,” Blinken tweeted.

The Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting Supply Chain Resilience allows the two parties to enhance information sharing and consultation to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities, minimise disruptions in production and transportation, and ensure accessibility to critical goods to both countries and the global market.

The other agreement is about cooperation in renewable energy, including promoting clean and renewable technologies, such as electric vehicles and carbon capture technology, Xinhua news agency reported.

Blinkon praised the team of the US Embassy in Bangkok and said that he was grateful for their outstanding work each and every day to advance the priorities of the US in Thailand and the region.

While interacting with the exchange alumni in Thailand, US Secretary said that they have contributed to improving the communities and opened doors to create links between the two countries.

“We will keep opening doors for our alumni because it’s not just an investment in their future, but the future of the US-Thailand partnership,” he said.

“Khop khun khrap, Thailand! I enjoyed my first visit to Bangkok as Secretary of State and am grateful for the opportunity to expand upon our decades-long partnership to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the #IndoPacific region,” Blinkon tweeted as he concluded his visit to Thailand.

US Secretary left Bali, Indonesia after attending the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting. During the G20 meeting, Blinken reinforced US’ commitment to working with international partners to confront global challenges, including food and energy insecurity and the threat Russia’s continued war against Ukraine presents to the international order.

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