Vice Premier Li Keqiang Meets with Iranian Vice President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong Respectively
On April 1, 2012, Vice Premier Li Keqiang met respectively with Iranian Vice President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong in Boao, Hainan on the sidelines of the 2012 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference.
During his meeting with Mohammadizadeh, Li said Iran is one of the initiators of the Boao Forum for Asia and Iranian leaders attend the forum every year. Li spoke highly of the development of China-Iran ties, saying the two sides have witnessed frequent high-level exchanges, expanding pragmatic cooperation, closer cultural exchanges and sound communication in international affairs. China has always attached great importance to its relations with Iran and will join hands with the Iranian side to strengthen political, economic and cultural cooperation and maintain developmental momentum for the purpose of benefiting both nations and promoting regional and global stability, Li said.
Mohammadizadeh said Iran-China relations have a long history and Iran is ready to maintain high-level exchanges with China and deepen bilateral cooperation and exchanges in trade, culture and international affairs.
During his meeting with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Li said China and Thailand have always been good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good relatives. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have enjoyed stable development with deepening political mutual trust. Both sides have achieved fruitful results in their mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, maintained close coordination on major international and regional issues and shared weal and woe in the face of great difficulties and challenges. China values its friendship with Thailand and will maintain high-level exchanges with Thailand, strengthen strategic planning and enhance reciprocal cooperation in trade, finance, infrastructure construction, new energy and disaster prevention and relief to push forward bilateral ties. He added that Thailand is an important ASEAN member and China is ready to maintain close communication with it to promote the progress of the China-ASEAN strategic partnership, jointly safeguard stability in East Asia and push for the region's economic development and long-term prosperity.
Kittiratt praised the sound development of Sino-Thai relations in all areas. He said Thailand will continue to enhance high-level communication with China and expand bilateral trade and cooperation, especially in areas concerning trade in agricultural produce, post-disaster reconstruction and transport facilities.