“Panpree” visits the United States to discuss with “Antony Blinken”

Sihasak" reveals "Panpree" Minister of Foreign Affairs Officially visiting the United States, preparing to meet with "Antony Blinken" on February 12, aiming to promote comprehensive strategic partnership. Security-Infrastructure Look to the future and tell America you're interested. "Land Bridge Project" Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkaew, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Mentioning that Mr. Panpree Phitthanukorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Travel to the United States at washington dc Between 10 - 12 February 2024 at the invitation of Mr. Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States, that in order to promote relations between Thailand and the United States that has existed for a long time and looking to the future Because Thailand and the United States have a strategic partnership relationship. The main issue is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. will discuss with Mr. Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States, such as security m atters. Regarding the Cobra Gold joint combat exercise And it's not just Thailand and the United States. Because this exercise is also open to many countries in the region to participate. The matter of security has been discussed at the policy level and will be raised further. However, the discussion is not only about the relationship between the two sides, there is also a regional relationship and the issue that needs to be discussed further is the matter of Myanmar. The United States is interested in Thailand's role in increasing humanitarian assistance to Myanmar along the border. It is considered a starting point for creative interaction. between the Myanmar military government, ASEAN, and the international community Mr. Sihasak further said that the important issue is the Indo-Pacific region. that the United States is trying to push forward the Indo-Pacific economic cooperation framework (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: IPEF) which has been negotiated in many rounds and Thailand plays an important role in this matter. It will be necessary to discuss how to strengthen cooperation in pushing the IPEF framework to progress. As for infrastructure cooperation Where Thailand has the Land Bridge project, Mr. Sihasak said that the United States is interested and wants to play a role in creating infrastructure connectivity in the region. The Land Bridge project is important in promoting regional connectivity. And Thailand is serious in implementing this project. When asked whether it was a consequence or not after Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Travel to the United States And had the opportunity to talk about the Landbridge project. Mr. Sihasak said that it is considered a consequence because the United States is now interested in the Landbridge project. It is seen that this project will help promote connectivity in the region. It is not just about promoting Thailand's role as a center. but to connect countries in the Indo-Pacific region In the past, the role of the United States has f ocused on politics and security, but recently it has focused on pushing forward the economic cooperation framework in the Indo-Pacific. In addition to IPEF, economic corridor connections are also trying to push forward. 'We don't want to talk about competition. regional conflicts Need economic cooperation One thing that we are pleased about is that the United States has become more focused on the economy. to continue the Indo-Pacific policy,' said the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also revealed that Tomorrow (Feb. 12) local time, the United States will have a meeting with the Thailand team. To request the chief of staff to update information on the status that the latest in each aspect of the relationship by washington dc In addition to the schedule on Monday, January 12, 2024, where Mr. Panpree will meet with Mr. Anthony J. Blinken, there will be a meeting with Senators (Senators), because in the United States the role of Parliament is importa nt. Therefore, every country must make friends in Parliament, where they will meet with Mr. Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cyber ??Security Policy. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Including meeting with Tammy Duckworth, a female senator of Thai descent. which is a good friend of Thailand. Source: Thai News Agency