His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday and Thailand's National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 5, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his 84th birthday and congratulate the people of Thailand on your National Day this December 5. I hope this special occasion will be an opportunity to promote healing as Thailand recovers from the devastating floods.

His Majesty to the Kingdom of Thailand is a tireless advocate for the Thai people and the enduring bonds between our two countries. I was honored to visit Thailand last month to personally convey our support for Thailand in the wake of this tragic natural disaster, and underscore our commitment to Thailand’s recovery. The United States will continue to identify ways we can provide both military and civilian assistance to restore lives and sustain Thailand’s long-term recovery and rebuilding.

The United States is proud of our longstanding alliance and friendship with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand, and we are committed to its future. Congratulations on this special day and best wishes for a year of peace and prosperity.

PRN: 2011/2063