President pays respects to late Thai king

President pays respects to late Thai king

Burmese President Htin Kyaw paid his respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Wednesday during a visit to the Thai capital.

The president laid a wreath and signed the book of condolences at the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall at the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings that includes Chitralada Royal Villa, the late king’s unofficial residence.

The king, whose royal title was King Rama IX, died on 13 October at the age of 88 after a long illness. He served on the throne for more than 70 years, making him the world’s longest-serving head of state and Thailand’s longest-reigning monarch.

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As a close neighbour of Burma and host to millions of Burmese nationals who live in the country as migrant workers, Thailand was one of the first countries visited by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy assumed power earlier this year.

Following his visit to the Grand Palace, Htin Kyaw went to the Burmese embassy in Bangkok to meet with staff and representatives of Burmese workers living in Thailand to discuss labour-related issues.

 

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