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 the leadership of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Next year marks the 200-year anniversary of the flourishing U.S.-Thai relationship that has brought so many benefits over time to our two nations and to the region. Additionally, we look forward to Thailand holding elections next year. Whether as a partner for security, public health, or commercial growth, Thailand remains a trusted U.S. friend and ally in Asia. I would like to convey our warmest regards to all the Thai people and wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year to come.