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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 22.11.2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (November 21, 2016).

Welcoming the Princess to India, the President said India looks upon her as a special friend of India. The President expressed his condolences on the sad demise of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and said that King Bhumibol will be remembered fondly for his compassion, foresight and commitment to the welfare of his people.

The President congratulated Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on receiving the first World Sanskrit Award and said India lauds her efforts to promote Sanskrit language and her keen interest in our literature, art and culture.

The President said India attaches high priority to its relations with Thailand. We would like to see the strengthening of our engagement in all fields, including political, security, commercial and connectivity.

The Princess warmly reciprocated the President’s words and thanked him for his condolences. She said the former King had a special place in his heart for India.

This release issued at 1130 hrs.