Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival

Statement by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Thailand New Year – Songkran Festival On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as they celebrate Songkran and welcome a new year on April 13, 2018. This year marks 200 years of ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Thailand National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt greetings to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day, December 5th. We remember the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s deep and enduring friendship with the United States and we look forward to further nurturing that friendship under ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

This week my thoughts are with the people of Thailand as we witness the cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej – a true humanitarian, visionary, and friend to the United States. Next year we will celebrate the bicentennial of the first official contact between our two great nations. His Late Majesty championed our ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visited Thailand

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an official visit to Thailand on August 8th as guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand. The Secretary will underscore the U.S. commitment to the bilateral relations with Thailand, and to pay respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Secretary Tillerson greeted ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on His Majesty the King’s Birthday

Your Majesty: On behalf of the people and Government of the United States, I wish Your Majesty a joyous 65th birthday. The United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand have been friends for almost two centuries. Thailand was the United States’ first treaty partner in Asia – a formal relationship dating back to ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection. Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to gather and ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Songkran Festival – Thai New Year

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Songkran Festival – Thai New Year   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we send our warm wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on the celebration of Songkran. We are committed to our enduring friendship with Thailand, a partnership that has spanned nearly ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej’s Birthday

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer heartfelt warm wishes to the people of Thailand on the anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej’s birthday, this December 5. We note with sadness the passing of King Bhumibol, who would have been 89 years old on this day. We remember His Majesty ...
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Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

I join President Obama and the American people in offering our deepest condolences to members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Thailand, and to the people of Thailand, on the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  For over 70 years, His Majesty led Thailand with integrity and compassion, always mindful of the ...
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Statement by the President on the Passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, her children and grandchildren, and the people of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  His Majesty the King was a close friend of the United States and a valued partner of many ...
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2016 Independence Day Correspondence Between President Barack Obama and His Majesty the King of Thailand

In response to His Majesty the King’s kind message on the occasion of America’s Independence Day, President Obama recently wrote “The people of the United States of America stand with you as we all continue to work together towards a brighter future.” Read the full text of their letters here.      
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my pleasure to wish Her Majesty Queen Sirikit a joyous 84th birthday. Queen Sirikit has inspired many in Thailand and beyond with her deep compassion for the Thai people and tireless service to her nation. On this auspicious day, we honor her many contributions ...
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Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej

On behalf of the American people, I send my heartfelt congratulations to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the King’s accession to the throne. On this historic occasion, I want to express my admiration for His Majesty’s leadership and his many ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on 70th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

I join President Obama and the American people in extending His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej warm congratulations on the 70th anniversary of his accession to the throne. As the Thai people celebrate His Majesty’s many achievements, we also express our deep admiration for his tireless work to advance health and prosperity throughout the Kingdom of ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Vesak Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Vesak Day. We wish you a joyous commemoration of the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. In honor of Vesak Day, we recognize the contributions to thought, culture, and belief that Buddhism, ...
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Statement by the President on the Celebration of Vesak

Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the world in their celebration of Vesak, a day honoring the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha. During this season, we reflect on Buddha’s universal teachings of peace, service, and recognition of common humanity — shared values that also bind ...
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Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday

Your Majesty: I extend my warmest congratulations to you on the occasion of your 83rd birthday. On this special day, I honor your deep compassion for the Thai people and unflagging commitment to the development of your beautiful country. Your work has improved the livelihoods of numerous Thai people and inspired others in Thailand and ...
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Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC Your Majesty: On behalf of the American people, I extend my warmest wishes on the occasion of your eighty-second birthday. Your efforts have improved the lives of millions of Thai citizens and inspired others to contribute to the well-being of your wonderful country. I have fond memories of ...
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