On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the Kingdom of Thailand as it celebrates Thai National Day.
This past year, the United States and Thailand have strengthened our partnership and alliance. Thailand successfully hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and we held our first-ever Strategic and Defense Dialogue. Our cooperation was far-reaching, from energy and sustainability to regional security. As we enter the 190th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship, the United States is committed to deepening the economic, security, health, and people-to-people ties that exist between our two countries. In the coming year, as we work together to advance our cooperation through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the implementation of the U.S.-Thai Communiqué on Strategic Alliance and Partnership, we welcome Thailand’s leadership in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Congratulations to all the people of Thailand on this important day. We are honored to have you as a friend, partner, and ally. I wish you a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.