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 ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on His Majesty the King’s Birthday

The White House Washington July 26, 2017 His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun King of Thailand Bangkok Your Majesty: On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send you our warm greetings on the occasion of your 65th birthday. The friendship between the United States and Thailand spans almost 200 years, dating back to the ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at a UN General Assembly Tribute to the Memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a UN General Assembly Tribute to the Memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, October 28, 2016  Good morning, everybody. This is one of the many days that I feel very privileged to represent the host country of the United Nations so ... Read More»

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies Expresses Appreciation for Messages of Condolences

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Bangkok, U.S. citizens resident in Thailand, and of the American Government and people, I extend heartfelt gratitude to Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit for their kind message of condolence and support regarding the recent senseless attack in Orlando, Florida. I also wish to sincerely ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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