Philippines greets new Thai king
Malacañang yesterday congratulated the new Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn and wished him and his country well as he begins his reign.
“The Philippines wishes to convey our warmest congratulations to his Majesty, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, on his accession and proclamation as the King of Thailand,” said Assistant Communications Secretary Ana Marie Banaag.
The Palace said Thailand could look forward to a bright future under its new monarch.
“We are confident that his reign will continue to bring happiness, peace and prosperity to the Thai people. We wish for him success as he leads the Kingdom of Thailand,” she said.
Vajiralongkorn ascended to the throne on Dec. 1, more than a month after the passing of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
King Bhumibol was much loved in Thailand where he had served as monarch for seven decades.
The new Thai King is the 10th monarch of the Chakri Dynasty and will also be known as Rama X.
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