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星期四, 10月 13, 2016

Tammy Duckworth’s Statement on the Passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Tammy Duckworth’s Statement on the Passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today issued the following statement after learning of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who led his country for more than 70 years and was a unifying figure for his people:

“Today, I join Thailand and the rest of the world in mourning the loss of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. As the world’s longest-reigning monarch and a great friend to the United States, King Bhumibol’s selfless devotion to his countrymen and women inspired great love and affection among his people, and my deepest condolences go out to Her Majesty, Queen Sirikit as well as her children and grandchildren—and all Thai people—in this difficult time.”

“I was born in Thailand and grew up in Southeast Asia, and in Congress I have consistently worked to advocate for my fellow Thai Americans and Asian American Pacific Islanders. I will continue my efforts to strengthen our relationship with America’s oldest friend in Asia, Thailand, as we reflect on the life and legacy of King Bhumibol.”