Kingdom's global standing firm as nation digs in heels
There are those who claim, with perhaps a touch of melodrama, that Thailand's international standing has currently reached its lowest point and that the nation has been shunned by others.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Thailand's global standing remains on firm ground and the country is engaging actively with other players in the region and the world at large.
Former US ambassador
Vijavat Isarabhakdi, seen here providing Thailand's response to the 2014 'Trafficking in Persons' report, was ambassador of Thailand to the United States and Canada prior to his retirement in October, 2017.