His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej granted an audience to US President Barack Obama on his visit to Thailand Sunday, his first foreign trip after winning re-election earlier this month.
The US president paid a courtesy call on the 84-year-old King, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, at Siriraj Hospital where he has been staying for nourishment to regain his strength since September 2009 when he was admitted with fever, fatigue and a lung inflammation.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great grants an audience to US President Barack Obama at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Sunday, Nov. 18. This was Obama’s first foreign trip after winning re-election earlier this month. (AP Photo/Royal Household Bureau)
Obama later held talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before a joint press conference and an official dinner at Government House.
Earlier Sunday, the US president visited Wat Pho Royal Monastery. A monk gave him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a private tour of the temple.
After Thailand, the US president visited Myanmar and Cambodia to attend the 4th ASEAN-US Leaders’ Meeting and the 7th East Asia summit.