U.S. Consulate General Independence Day Celebration

June 27

The Consul General of the United States of America Jennifer Harhigh and Colin Furst held a reception at the Shangri La Hotel to celebrate the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the U.S.A and 200 Years of Friendship between the United States and Thailand. Special guests included U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. Glyn Davies and Mrs Jacqueline Davies. Local officials included the GovernorĀ of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart The Ambassador gave an interview to local media prior to the event, where amongst other topics he talked about the hopes of the young footballers and their coach lost in the Tham Luang cave network in Chiang Rai. He announced the Thai Foreign Ministry had requested assistance, and a U.S. Search and Rescue team specializing in underwater / underground searches has now left Japan and is on its way to help under the direction of the Thai Authorities. Guests were also able to view an exhibition dedicated to Vimol Siddhipranner who was a U.S. correspondent who died whilst performing his duties in an insurgency in northern Thailand in 1970.

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