The Nation


December 5

US president sends wishes

United States President Barack Obama has sent a congratulatory message to HM the King on the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary

On behalf of the American people, it gives me great pleasure to offer our warmest congratulations to you on the occasion of your birthday this December 5," he said in the message posted on the US embassy in Bangkok’s website.

He praised the long mutual relationship, which now spans 180 years, and the anniversary of the 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the two countries.

He said the US deeply values the alliance and partnership with Thailand and that the treaty stated, in its preamble, that our sincere friendship will government our relations "so long as heaven and the earth shall endure."

"This spirit continues to guide USThai cooperation, which is broad, deep, and unshakeable. As we continue to strengthen our partnership on matters of security, trade and investment, and human development, I believe the future of relationship is bright."

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