United States ready to work with Thai government

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Mike Pompeo - Secretary of State of the United States of America.
Mike Pompeo – Secretary of State of the United States of America.

Bangkok – The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mike Pompeo, has congratulated the new government of Thailand, expressing the readiness of the US to cooperate with Thailand and hopes for stronger relations between the two countries.

The US Secretary of State’s congratulatory statement is published on the website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Thailand and reads as follows:

“The United States looks forward to working with the newly formed Royal Thai Government to deepen the alliance and partnership between our two nations, building upon over two centuries of friendship between our people. We support transparency and good governance around the world and will continue to work with the Thai people and the Royal Thai Government to this end.

“The US-Thailand alliance remains strong, and we continue to support Thailand’s role as a regional leader, including its chairmanship of ASEAN this year. Our alliance will grow even stronger as we work together to advance goals common to both countries, such as security, peace, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and throughout the world.”

The US state-owned media agency, Voice of America, has reported that the US President, Donald Trump, has nominated Michael George DeSombre as the new US Ambassador to Thailand. DeSombre is a lawyer from Illinois and Chairman of Save the Children in Hong Kong since 2015. The new ambassador needs senatorial approval before he can officially start his term in Thailand.