President Tony Tan extends best wishes to new Thai King

President Tony Tan extends best wishes to new Thai King

The Singapore President also invited King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to visit the city-state.

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Friday (Dec 2) extended his best wishes to new Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun for ascending the throne.

In a letter addressed to the new king, Dr Tan said: "Your Majesty has been a source of solace and strength for the Thai people since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. I am confident that Your Majesty’s reign will usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and progress for Thailand."

Below is the Singapore President's letter in full:

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
Kingdom of Thailand

Your Majesty,

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my best wishes to Your Majesty on the most auspicious occasion of Your Majesty’s ascension to the throne.

Your Majesty has been a source of solace and strength for the Thai people since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. I am confident that Your Majesty’s reign will usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and progress for Thailand.

Singapore and Thailand share a warm and close relationship forged over many decades. In the years ahead, I have no doubt that the bilateral cooperation between our two countries will continue to strengthen and yield benefits for our peoples. I would like to extend an invitation to Your Majesty to visit Singapore at your earliest convenience.

Please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Tan Keng Yam

Source: CNA/kk

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