CHAINAT, 1 May 2014 – US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney has paid a visit the northeastern province of Chainat as Thailand and the United States celebrate their 180th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Ambassador Kenney and her entourage traveled to Chainat Province, where she was welcomed by the provincial deputy governor who led the ambassador to Chandrakasem Rajabhat University and a cultural village in Nong Mamong District. There, Ms Kenney observed cultural performances by the locals. She wrapped up her visit at Radio Thailand Chainat amid tight security. The visit was aimed at strengthening ties between Thailand and the US, as this year marks their 180th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Ms Kenney became US ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand on 8 January 2011, meaning her term has already ended, but due to the delay in the US government’s action to request for Senate approval for a new ambassador, Ms Kenney will remain in the position until further notice.