US President Barack Obama has sent wishes to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the king's 86th birthday and to congratulate the people of Thailand on the country’s National Day on December 5.

The U.S. embassy in Bangkok has posted Mr Obama’s letter to His Majesty the King, which offered his congratulations to the monarch on his birthday on Thursday.

The US president referred to his audience with His Majesty last year during his official visit to Thailand, saying that the US deeply valued its alliance and partnership with Thailand.

This year, Thailand and the US are celebrating the 180th year of their friendship, as they mark the anniversary of 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the two nations. The spirit of the treaty continues to guide U.S.–Thai relations, which are broad, deep and unshakable, said the US President.

As the two countries continue to strengthen their partnership on the matters of security, trade and investment, and human development, the future of their relations will definitely be bright, Mr Obama concluded.

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