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05 November 2008 :: 15:11:26 pm 28543

Thai Pm Congratulates Us President-Elect Obama

BANGKOK, Nov 5 - Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat sent a congratulatory message to Barack Obama after he was elected as the new US president Wednesday, saying he hoped that warm relations between the two countries would be strengthened.
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Mr. Somchai conveyed his message through US ambassador to Thailand Eric G. John while visiting a US presidential election exhibition which also showed vote counting results at a Bangkok hotel.

The message read: ?Thailand has followed this exciting election campaign with great interest. It was inspiring to see history in the marking and the workings of democracy at its best. I wish you all the best and great success with your new endeavours.?

Expressing his confident that after Mr. Obama won the presidential election, relations between Thailand and the US would be further cherished, Mr. Somchai said he hoped cooperation between the two nations would be strengthened for the benefits of peoples of the two countries.

Thailand is currently chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and is a close ally of the United States. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Category : World News

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