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Thailand and the US agreed to promote a military-strategic partnership.

Thailand and the US agreed to promote a military-strategic partnership.

Thailand and the United States agreed to further advance their military-strategic and economic partnership, and also discussed geopolitical issues, including the situation in the Gaza Strip, Ukraine and Myanmar, the Thai Foreign Ministry said in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Negotiations between the parties took place in Washington as part of the official visit of Thai Foreign Minister Panpri Phitthanukon to the United States at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Thai Foreign Ministry reports.

Both sides emphasized the importance of the strategic alliance and 190-year partnership between the two countries to respond to challenges at both regional and global levels, based on shared values ​​and mutual interests, the press release said.

The parties agreed to further promote cooperation within the framework of the Communication on the Strategic Alliance and Partnership, especially in the field of defense, including during the Second Strategic and Defense Dialogue (2+2), at which the parties will meet in Bangkok on February 28-29 this year, and also strengthening economic partnerships, especially trade, investment and economic efforts to address climate change, Thailand’s foreign ministry said.

The Thai Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State also exchanged views on the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, especially the geopolitical landscape and the situation in Myanmar. The US side welcomed Thailand’s efforts to alleviate the situation in the country, including Thailand’s recent humanitarian initiative, the press release said.

The meeting also discussed developments in other regions, including situations in Israel, Ukraine and efforts to free Thai hostages in the Gaza Strip. The Thai side also took the opportunity to seek US support for Thailand’s candidacy for membership in the UN Human Rights Council for the 2025-2027 term, the Thai Foreign Ministry said.