Washington celebrates HM the King’s 88th Birthday
Hon. Ed Royce, Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee; Hon. Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Ambassador Pisan Manawapat and Madam
On 3 December 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy held a reception to celebrate the auspicious 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Honorable Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Honorable Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, were present as guests of honor and delivered their respective remarks extending best wishes to His Majesty the King.
Over 200 guests including high-level representatives from the U.S. government agencies, the U.S. Congress, and the private sector, members of the diplomatic corps, leading press, think-tanks and media, as well as “Friends of Thailand”, attended the event. The U.S. national anthem was sung by Ms. Pakkavadee Phienlumlert and the Royal anthem of Thailand by Ms. Satiya Silakes. Guests enjoyed sensational and spicy delights, a real taste of Thailand.
Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel signing the book of blessings for His Majesty the King.
Chairman Ed Royce proposes a toast in honor of His Majesty the King.
The National Anthem of the United States and the Royal Anthem of Thailand
Dr. Amy Searight, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
Tami Overby, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Great Grandchildren of Eng and Chang Bunker (Descendants of the Original Siamese Twins)
Susan LaPierre, President of Youth for Tomorrow
Ambassador of Singapore
Ambassador of Myanmar
Ambassador of Lao PDR
Ambassador of Cambodia
Ambassador of Vietnam
Ambassador of South Africa
Ambassador of Japan
Ambassador of China
Ambassador of Belgium
Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking in Persons and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State