Statement on the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 

Statement on the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand from the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 October 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson expressed his profound sadness at the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand today in Bangkok.

“King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning Monarch at the time of his passing, was a venerated leader with an unwavering commitment to his country and the social and economic improvement of its inhabitants. A highly respected statesman dedicated to peace and regional security and prosperity, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s legacy will continue to live in our hearts and minds,” said the President of the UN General Assembly.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing away of His Majesty and I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Royal family, the Government and the people of Thailand,” he added.

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