February 17, 2023

Duckworth Meets with Japanese, Thai Ambassadors to U.S.


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, this week met with Ambassador Tanee Sangrat, Ambassador of Thailand to the U.S. as well as Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan to the U.S., to discuss ongoing priorities and strengthening relationships between the U.S. and both countries. Photos from the Senator’s meeting with Ambassador Sangrat are available here, and photos from her meeting with Ambassador Tomita are available here.

“As a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I am committed to working to enhance America’s engagement around the globe, promote democracy and increase our national security,” said Duckworth. “It was an honor to meet with both Ambassador Tanee Sangrat and Ambassador Koji Tomita this week to discuss the many ways our nations can continue working together through trade, business investment and national security. Our nation’s standing globally is critical to ensuring we remain able to compete in the 21st century, and Illinois can benefit from the intersection of economic opportunity and business development with our allies and partners around the world.”

This week Duckworth also met with Ambassador Murat Mercan, Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. to discuss the ways in which the United States can help Türkiye recover from the devastating earthquakes that have killed more than 35,000 people in the country.