Government ensures security for upcoming events


BANGKOK – The U.S. ambassador to Thailand expressed confidence over the kingdom’s security measures, ahead of the various year end celebrations.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is joining hands with the police and the Ministry of Interior to tighten security ahead of the year end celebrations. U.S. Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Glyn Davies met with Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan today, during which the two countries discussed cooperating in the fight against terrorism, the South China Sea territorial dispute, human trafficking, as well as Thailand’s repatriation of two Chinese activists back to China. The U.S. ambassador reiterated that the U.S. places emphasis on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea and wants all sides to resolve the issue peacefully.

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Glyn Davies

The American ambassador said he hopes that military relations between Thailand and the United States, which have existed for over 60 years, will continue to move forward. In addition, he expressed confidence over Thailand’s security situation and wishes happiness for Thais during the Loy Krathong festival.

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Glyn Davies & Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan

Meanwhile, officials from the French Embassy met with Immigration Bureau Commissioner Police Major General Nathathorn Prausoontorn to express gratitude over the bureau’s tightening of security measures following attacks in Paris. The bureau had earlier contacted the French ambassador to Thailand to request the names of the suspects, following which officials at airports and border check points were ordered to strictly monitor those entering and leaving the country.