Honourable Prime Minister,
On behalf of the people and Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, I have the honour to extend my sincere wishes and warmest felicitations to Your Honourable and, through you, to the people of the Commonwealth of Australia on the occasion of the Australia Day.
I am pleased that the Thailand – Australia relations have continued to strengthen over the past 66 years. It is also my great pleasure to recall our bilateral meeting at the margin of the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore last November, which provided us an excellent opportunity to discuss how to further enhance our multifaceted partnership at the bilateral, regional and international levels. On the auspicious occasion of Australia Day, I, therefore, wish to reiterate Thailand’s earnest commitment to work closely with Australia to deepen our bilateral ties and to heighten the ASEAN-Australia partnership towards a shared vision of the Indo-Pacific region that is secured, prosperous and sustainably developed.
Accept, Honourable Prime Minister, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand