Thailand – Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (October 13, 2016)

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

I pay tribute to the memory of a key figure of exceptional human qualities. His profound sense of justice, his desire to modernize the country and promote sustainable development earned him the affection of the Thai people, as well as worldwide respect.

I recognize the significance of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death for the people of Thailand. On this day of mourning, I extend my deepest condolences to his family and the people of Thailand.