Iran’s President Offers Condolences to Thailand on King’s Death

President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered condolences to the Thai people and government on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

In a letter to Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday, President Rouhani, on behalf of the Iranian government and nation, expressed condolences to the Thai people and royal family on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran always regards Kingdom of Thailand as an age-old friend and partner and hopes to see the expansion of bilateral relations in all fields,” the president added.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch who was seen as a father-figure to the nation, died in hospital on Thursday at age 88. He reigned for seven decades after ascending the throne in 1946.