At the beginning of the special assembly, the president of the General Assembly Peter Thomson delivered an opening speech about the revered monarch, mentioning the UN’s declaration of December 5th, the King’s birthday, “the World Soil Day” in recognition of the tremendous efforts and dedication of His Majesty King Bhumibhol in the field of soil resources development.
They observed a minute of silence in the memory of the King before Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon gave a keynote speech, expressing his admiration to the King’s assiduous work to improve the well-being of Thai people. Ban Ki Moon Secretary-General, United Nations and Several representatives from different regions of the world took turns to honor the King’s countless achievements, his contributions to the development of sustainable development through his Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, his ingenuity on solving various national issues, and dedication to his people through his seven-decade reign.
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations Virachai Plasai, who was the last speaker, thanked all representatives for their kind words. He stated that His Majesty gave a direction to his people, a guiding light to all Thais, that greatly elevated the status of the kingdom.
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