Bangkok, Thailand – On December 12, 2013, His Excellency Akillino H. Susaia, Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Royal Kingdom of Thailand, took part in a ceremony to present his Credentials to the Government of Thailand. Ambassador Susaia was among other resident and non-resident Ambassadors presenting their credentials to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. At the ceremony, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajirolongkorn received the letters of credence on behalf of his Majesty who was ill for the occasion.
Ambassador Susaia had been cross-accredited earlier to Thailand, in accordance with the Thai Government’s rules and regulations on accrediting Ambassadors. Based in Beijing, China, he had long awaited for the opportunity to present his credentials to the Government of Thailand.
In his statement on the occasion, Ambassador Susaia extended greetings from President Manny Mori to His Majesty King Adulyadej and expressed his wish for the ‘good health and prosperity’ for His Majesty and the people of Thailand. Ambassador referred to Thailand’s role in the Asia-Pacific region as critical given its rise as one of the emerging economies in the region. He referred to the visit of President Mori in November 2013 to Bangkok in search of opportunities in the area of tourism, fisheries, and other sectors, as a testament to FSM’s desire to enhance the development cooperation between FSM and Thailand.
In response, His Majesty wished President Mori and the people of FSM happiness as well as prosperity. He stated that the standing good relations between FSM and Thailand is made possible because of the “friendly ties, mutual understanding and sincere goodwill” that the two countries continue to enjoy.
Ambassador Susaia is the first FSM Ambassador to be accredited to the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.
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