Budapest, October 13 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó conveyed condolences on behalf of the Hungarian government over the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej while on a visit to Bangkok.
Szijjártó, who is attending a meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), told MTI on Thursday that he had just been notified of the king’s death while visiting the country’s capital. Szijjarto said the Thai king had secured stability for Thailand and hopefully his succession would be seamless and stability in Thailand would be preserved in future.
King Bhumibol died at the age of 88. Thailand has ordered a year-long mourning over his death. The king’s son, the 64-year-old Maha Vajiralongkorn, will be crowned king, according to the prime minister.
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