On June 2, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss U.S.-Thai security cooperation, expanding economic ties, promoting fundamental freedoms, Mekong regional issues, the crisis in Burma, and deepening cultural ties between the American and Thai people.
Ms. Sherman’s visit coincided with the United States Government’s announcement that they will share at least 80 million vaccine doses by the end of June as part of the U.S. commitment to become an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
AMCHAM is delighted to offer the opportunity for a members-only webinar with Michael Heath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, where he will brief the audience on more details of Deputy Secretary Sherman’s visit, as well as the newly announced U.S. vaccine strategy.
After the briefing, Mr. Heath will take questions from members on the call.
About the Speaker:
Michael Heath is the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. He was previously acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia from 2016 to 2019, and Consul General in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 2013 to 2016. Originally from California, he received his B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. He and his wife Michelle have a son attending the University of California at Davis and a daughter attending high school.