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Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Liu Jinsong Meets with Thai Ambassador to China Arthayudh Srisamoot

2021/08/18

On August 17, 2021, Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Liu Jinsong met with Thai Ambassador to China Arthayudh Srisamoot. Both sides exchanged views on China-Thailand relations, pragmatic cooperation in all fields, and international and regional issues of common concern.

Liu Jinsong said, Thailand was the country I was accredited to for my first diplomatic service abroad. I spent two years there, a short but fruitful period. I made lots of friends and was deeply impressed by the special friendship that "China and Thailand belong to one and the same family". Thai friends often say, "a boat cannot go without water; a tiger cannot survive without forest". Under the pandemic attack, the Chinese side has overcome difficulties to actively provide Thailand with anti-pandemic supplies and vaccines. Currently, over 60 percent of vaccines in Thailand come from China. In response to certain media outlets' doubt on the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, Thai friends speak out for justice and truth to eliminate vice and exalt virtue. According to the latest "real-world effectiveness data" recently published by Chile, Sinovac's vaccines are generally effective at preventing infections, and in particular perform excellently against hospitalization, ICU admission, and coronavirus diseases-related deaths. This fully proves that Thai friends have made a right choice.

Noting that Thailand and China are as close as brothers and enjoy unbreakable friendship, Arthayudh said, China is the first country to provide Thailand with vaccines after the outbreak of COVID-19, and Chinese vaccines have been so far the most-widely used vaccine products in Thailand. Thailand always remembers the urgently-needed support from China. Next year Thailand will host the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and serve as the Co-Chair of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC). Thailand is willing to deepen communication and cooperation with China within such frameworks as LMC, ASEAN-China and APEC to better benefit the people of both countries and the region. Arthayudh, based on what he saw and heard in China, also expressed his admiration for the scientific, people-centered personnel system of the Communist Party of China for selecting and appointing people according to their merits, which is worth learning from.

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