BANGKOK – Thailand and the United States exchanged moral support for each other to fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The exchange happened when new US ambassador to Bangkok Michael George DeSombre paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House on Wednesday to introduce himself.
The prime minister welcomed the ambassador and sent his moral support to US President Donald Trump, wishing quick development in disease control in the US.
The ambassador expressed his support for disease control measures in Thailand and extended gratitude for the government’s good care for American citizens in the country.
Both praised good bilateral ties including those in security and public health fields as the biggest overseas office of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is in Thailand. The prime minister hoped both countries maintained close relations in all aspects. Besides, he thanked the US for donating personal protective equipment (PPE) suits to Thailand.
Both sides discussed economic cooperation that would play very important roles in economic rehabilitation after the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime minister saw much room for both countries to develop their economic cooperation.
On the occasion, the US ambassador promised to work hard to promote bilateral economic partnership. (TNA)