Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) meets with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai (2nd L) on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States, Sept. 23, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here Friday with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, calling for building a more stable, prosperous and sustainable future for bilateral relations.
Noting that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, Wang, who met Don on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said both sides agreed to strive for building a community with a shared future as a goal and vision, enrich the connotation of "China and Thailand are close like a family," and forge ahead for a more stable, prosperous and sustainable future for the two countries.
The Chinese side supports the Thai side in playing its role as a host country and holding this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting to ensure that the meeting focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and the economy, works towards the goal of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, so as to facilitate regional economic recovery, jointly meet urgent challenges, and make Asia's voice heard in and make Asia's contribution to the building of the Asia-Pacific community, Wang said.
For his part, Don wished the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a full success, saying that Thailand is satisfied with the progress achieved in the Thailand-China cooperation in various fields.
Thailand, Don said, supports the China-proposed Global Development Initiative and is willing to enhance coordination with China to successfully hold this year's APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.
The two sides agreed to speed up the institutional connectivity of customs clearance for logistics passing through the China-Laos-Thailand railway as well as the physical connectivity of infrastructure, thus injecting strong impetus into bilateral practical cooperation and regional connectivity. ■