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 to strengthening the enduring friendship between Thailand and the United States. We also honor Queen Sirikit and all Thais who celebrate Mother’s Day in concert with her birthday. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Thailand to improve the livelihoods of people in both our countries and the region.

As the people of Thailand celebrate Her Majesty’s many achievements, I extend our warmest wishes to Queen Sirikit and her family for health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year.