US-ASEAN Business Council Congratulates and Engages Newly Appointed Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin during 78th UN General Assembly

(New York, NY) The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pleased to co-host a gala dinner in honor of His Excellency Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand, on the sideline of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The occasion marked Prime Minister Srettha’s first visit to the United States since his appointment as the 30th Prime Minister of Thailand in August. ​ 

Prime Minister Srettha and his delegation met with leading U.S. businesses from a range of industry sectors including energy, travel & tourism, manufacturing and food and agriculture. In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of boosting Thailand’s economic growth through foreign investments and encouraged cooperation, particularly in renewable energy, batteries, and carbon capture initiatives. He further pledged his government’s intent to cutting barriers to trade, while creating new market opportunities to reignite Thailand as a leading investment destination. 

“We congratulate Prime Minister Srettha on his first visit to the United States as Prime Minister”, said Amb. Ted Osius of USABC. “The United States and Thailand share a long-standing economic partnership that has fostered growth and prosperity for both nations. The U.S. business community is enthusiastic to invest further in Thailand's vibrant economy, especially in the areas of sustainable tourism, transport infrastructure, and affordable and renewable energy.”, he added. 

Prime Minister Srettha was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakkapong Sangmanee; and Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi, Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment, among other senior Thai government officials. ​ 

The gala dinner in honor of Prime Minister Srettha was generously sponsored by Airbnb, Chevron, Boeing, Cheniere Energy, Guardian Industries, and Tyson Foods.


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