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 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 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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