US says free press integral to democracy, pledges support for Thai journalists

The Chargé d’Affaires on the US Embassy in Bangkok says the United States pledges to support a free press and independent journalism in Thailand. Michael Heath has described a free press as an important component of democracy and freedom of expression. ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์บ้าน reviews that he was addressing reporters who were attending a seminar on the embassy. The occasion was organised by the Thai Journalists Association.
“This seminar marks the first collaborative effort of its kind between the US embassy and TJA. Like we do the world over, the United States will proceed to support a vibrant, free press which retains us informed, prevents the unfold of mis- and dis-information, and serves as a cornerstone of democracy.”

Heath additionally mentioned matters of US foreign policy within the area and collaboration between the US and Thailand.
“As a Pacific nation, the United States is committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific because a free and open structure benefits both the American folks and the peoples of all different Pacific nations.”

According to the Bangkok Post report, Heath went on to discuss the problems of peace and safety in the region, together with dispute resolution, respecting human rights, safeguarding crucial supply chains, creating sustainable, transparent economic improvement, and supporting ASEAN centrality. As part of these efforts, Heath says the US is engaged on strengthening ties with like-minded nations in the region, together with Thailand.
“As Admiral (John) Aquilino, the commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, mentioned during his latest go to to Thailand, the United States is dedicated to ensuring peace, prosperity, and stability for all nations in the region.”

Heath factors out that Thailand has managed to maintain its provide chains intact through the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing many neighbouring nations and other nations all over the world struggled to do. The US is presently Thailand’s largest export market..

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