Secretary of State John Kerry signs the book of condolences for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
On 21 October 2016, the Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America came to sign the Book of Condolences for the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Kerry expressed his heartfelt sympathy to Ambassador Pisan Manawapat and senior officials of the Embassy, and offered his support to the Thai people. Secretary Kerry praised His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej for His selfless leadership, love and care for the Thai people, and his strong support for the close and long-standing friendship and partnership between Thailand and the United States.
Secretary Kerry also spoke about the close connection between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his home state of Massachusetts, where His Majesty was born.
Condolence Message by Secretary John F. Kerry
“On behalf of President Obama, the people of the United States of America and myself, I offer my deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Royal Family and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We know how deeply beloved His Majesty was and we wish all the Thai people well during this difficult period of mourning.
His Majesty was a selfless, thoughtful leader who contributed so much to His people and to the relationship between our countries.
American will always remember his gentle, sensitive leadership. We can revere his memory by building our partnership and friendship.
John F. Kerry”