On 24 August 2022, H.E. Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Ambassador of Thailand and Head of Mission to the EU met, with H.E. Mr. Mark Gitenstein, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. The two Ambassadors had an exchange of views on important regional and global issues as well as the challenges arising from the pandemic and conflicts. Ambassador Sek highlighted Thailand’s priorities as the host of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year, which emphasizes on post-pandemic recovery, sustainability, reinforcing resilience in the global supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region. He also underlined Thailand’s determination to work with all our partners and stakeholders to ensure a successful outcome, and to pass on the APEC chairmanship to the US.