Letters of Condolence from Thailand for the loss of lives and properties caused by tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013

Letter from Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand to the President of United States of America

"Honorable President,

I learned with the deepest sorrow of the devastation and tragic losses in lives caused by the major tornado which struck Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May 2013.  On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand, I wish to take this opportunity to express to you our profound condolences.

During this difficult time of sorrow and bereavement, the hearts and minds of the people of Thailand are with all our friends in the United States.  I have full faith that under your capable leadership and the well-known resilience of the American people, the residents of Moore will soon be on the road to a full recovery.

Accept, Honorable President, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

Yingluck Shinawatra
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand"

Letter from Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Thailand to the U.S. Secretary of State

"Mr. Secretary

I am profoundly saddened to hear of the tragic damages and losses caused by the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on 20 May 2013, which has cost at least 24 lives and caused over 200 injuries.  On behalf of the Government and people of Thailand, I wish to extend our deep sympathy and condolences to Your Excellency and, through you, to all our friends in the United States who have suffered the loss of friends, families and properties from this unforeseen act of nature.

As the people of Moore are on the path towards recovery, please rest assured that our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are always with you all.

Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

Surapong Tovichakchaikul
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand"
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