USAID and TICA Expand Development Cooperation, Look to Provide Assistance to Other Countries in Asia

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USAID-TICA Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony
USAID-TICA Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony
Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 13, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) expanded development cooperation between the U.S. Government and the Royal Thai Government during a signing ceremony for a $5 million Strategic Partnership. Through this partnership, TICA and USAID will jointly provide development assistance to other countries in Southeast Asia. 

The ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, August 10, was headlined by USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Mission Director Dr. Steven G. Olive and TICA Director-General Ureerat Chareontoh. 

"Over the past seven decades, our partnership with Thailand has grown to include a broad range of development programs. The $5 million Strategic Partnership is a reflection of the success of our relationship with Thailand. Our joint programs and accomplishments will help TICA and USAID provide aid to other countries in the region – and improve knowledge sharing between Thailand and our other partner countries in Asia,” said Dr. Olive. 
"Today’s signing of the TICA-USAID Strategic Partnership signifies that development cooperation between Thailand and the United States is elevating to greater heights. This strategic partnership reflects the complementary relationship between U.S. and Thai development strategies, as evident in successful past projects here in Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia. Our two countries will further accelerate sustainable economic and social development throughout Asia, thereby contributing to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal,” said TICA Director-General Ureerat.

This expanded partnership builds upon over 200-years of cooperation between Thailand and the United States across all sectors and will leverage TICA and USAID’s collective knowledge, experience, and partnership to address today’s development challenges in the region.

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Last updated: November 16, 2022

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