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 visiting your beautiful kingdom, with its rich history and diverse culture.

For 181 years, Thailand and the United States have enjoyed a warm partnership, working together to promote development and security in Southeast Asia and the world. I am confident our partnership can weather any obstacle and will continue to grow stronger in the years and decades ahead.

I wish you and the royal family continued health, happiness, and prosperity on this very special day.


John F. Kerry