The meeting was held during Mr Surapong’s visit to the United States. The two discussed cooperation in many aspects, including national security, human trafficking, environmental protection, wildlife and rare plant species conservation, organized crime, and narcotic suppression.

During the talk, Secretary John Kerry congratulated His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who celebrated his 63rd anniversary on the throne on 5 May. He also expressed his gratitude to Thailand for its long years of partnership and cooperation.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Surapong thanked Secretary Kerry for his invitation and warm hospitality, expressing that his meeting with the Secretary would provide a good opportunity to continue the dialogue on the two countries’ future partnership, especially when Thailand and the US celebrate the 180 years of their diplomatic relations this year.

-News from NNT