Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Meets with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun
On April 21, 2011, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva met with visiting Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun in Bangkok.
Abhisit said last year Thailand and China took the opportunity of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to further enhance mutually beneficial cooperation and the traditional friendship. This year, both sides will step up communication and coordination in renewing their joint action plan of strategic cooperation. The Thai royal family, government and parliament as well as political parties attach great importance to developing ties with China and believe the development of Thai-Chinese relations will have an even better future.
Zhang said Thailand is a close good neighbor, good friend and good partner of China. Against the background of the changing international situation, China is ready to further strengthen strategic cooperation with Thailand, push for all-round cooperation in politics, economy, humanities, education and tourism and enhance communication and coordination in major international and regional affairs, in a bid to jointly promote regional and world peace, stability and prosperity.
On the same day, Thailand's Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya also met with Zhang and his delegation, exchanging in-depth views on China-Thailand relations, regional cooperation as well as other issues of common concern.
The delegation arrived in Bangkok on April 20 for a visit.