Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today led military top brass and cabinet ministers to express their best birthday anniversary wishes to the Privy Council chairman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda at Sisao Theves official residence.
In a brief speech wishing the former prime minister and army chief happy birthday on his 96th anniversary, Gen Prayut said he appreciated the virtues of Gen Prem, particularly his loyalty which has set as a precedent for all Thais to follow in doing good and driving the country forward.
In a blessing speech to all his well wishers, Gen Prem thanked Gen Prayut, saying Gen Prayut is also a friend and believed the prime minister would be able to bring love and unity back to the country again.
He trusted the prime minister's expertise who devotes himself for the country, he said.
He also told Gen Prayut that no matter how hard or big the obstacle he will face, the armed forces and the people will always be by his side.
The Privy Council chairman said although he would be too old now, but he could offer assistance to the prime minister as much as he could.
Please put your mind at rest that old soldier will be able to assist the prime minister to resolve any problem, he said.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)