ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Passing of
H.E. Dr. Thanat Khoman, Former Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
5 March 2016
We, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, are saddened to learn that H.E. Dr. Thanat Khoman, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom ofThailand, the last surviving Founding Father who signed the 1967 Bangkok Declaration, passed away at the age of 102.
His immeasurable contribution and dedication to the establishment of ASEAN has laid a solid foundation of the ASEAN Community.
On this sorrowful occasion, we would like to express our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his family through the Government of the Kingdom ofThailand.