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US SECRETARY of State John Kerry yesterday wished Her Majesty the Queen a happy birthday.

“On behalf of the government and people of the United States, it is my pleasure to wish Her Majesty Queen Sirikit a joyous 84th birthday,” he said in his statement.
“Queen Sirikit has inspired many in Thailand and beyond with her deep compassion for the Thai people and tireless service to her nation. On this auspicious day, we honour her many contributions to strengthening the enduring friendship between Thailand and the United States. We also honour Queen Sirikit and all Thais who celebrate Mother’s Day in concert with her birthday. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Thailand to improve the livelihoods of people in both our countries and the region.
“As the people of Thailand celebrate Her Majesty’s many achievements, I extend our warmest wishes to Queen Sirikit and her family for health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year,” the statement concluded.

Published : August 11, 2016

By : THE NATION