Li Keqiang holds talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth
During his talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth, Li Keqiang stressed
Promote the in-depth development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Thailand
Let the "Sino-Thai family" kiss and add to the kiss
On the morning of November 5, local time, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council held talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth at the Prime Minister's Office in Bangkok.
Li Keqiang congratulated Thailand on successfully hosting a series of meetings of leaders of East Asian cooperation. He said that China and Thailand are close and friendly neighbors, and bilateral relations have always developed healthily and steadily. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping awarded Princess Sirindhorn the Medal of Friendship, reflecting the profound friendship between the peoples of China and Thailand. China is willing to consolidate political mutual trust with Thailand, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, close people-to-people exchanges, and promote the continuous and in-depth development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Thailand.
Li Keqiang pointed out: China is willing to link up the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative with Thailand's development strategy, so as to achieve joint discussion, construction and sharing. We support the construction of Thailand's "Eastern Economic Corridor" (EEC) and are willing to use this as an important platform for third-party market cooperation. China encourages its enterprises to participate in the construction of Thai transport infrastructure in accordance with the principles of marketization and commercialization, make good use of cross-border e-commerce platforms, and expand the export of Thai rice and other high-quality agricultural products to China. China is willing to exchange experiences with Thailand on the development of special economic zones and industrial parks and promoting the cause of poverty reduction. We will further promote the people of the two countries, strengthen personnel exchanges, deepen cultural cooperation in education, tourism, and so on, so that the "Sino-Thai family" can be closer to each other.
Li Keqiang stressed that China appreciates the efforts made by the Thai presidency of ASEAN to promote the development of China-ASEAN relations, especially the basic conclusion of the negotiations on the regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement. China is willing to continue to work with ASEAN countries, including Thailand, to promote regional economic integration and push China-ASEAN relations and East Asian cooperation to a new level.
Prayuth warmly welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang's official visit to Thailand and attended a series of meetings of leaders of East Asian cooperation, and thanked China for its support to Thailand as chairman of ASEAN. Prayuth said that Thailand-China relations are developing smoothly and there are close high-level exchanges between the two countries. Thailand hopes to link the "Eastern Economic Corridor" with the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area in China, and welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in Thailand to build factories and carry out cooperation in the fields of e-commerce, third-party market, high-speed railway, 5G technology, digital economy, and so on. Thailand will continue to actively support the development of ASEAN-China relations.
After the talks, the prime ministers of the two countries jointly witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of scientific and technological innovation and journalism between China and Thailand. The two sides issued a joint intergovernmental press statement.
Prior to the talks, Prayuth held a grand welcoming ceremony for Li Keqiang in the square in front of the Prime Minister's Office. The prime ministers of the two countries boarded the review stage and the military band played the national anthem of China and Thailand. Accompanied by Bayu, Li Keqiang reviewed the guard of honor.
During his visit to Thailand, Li Keqiang also cordially met with representatives of Thai and Chinese people from all walks of life.
Xiao Jie, state councilor and secretary general of the State Council, participated in the above activities.