At the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, President Xi Jinping went to Bangkok to attend the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and pay a visit to Thailand from November 17 to 19. This is President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Thailand as Chinese President.
“City of Angels” lights up “China Red”
On the afternoon of November 17 local time, when the special plane taken by Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, they were warmly greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayut and his wife, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don and his wife, and Minister of Culture Itipong and his wife.
Guards of honor lined up on both sides of the red carpet, and local youths in beautiful national costumes lined the road to welcome them. Representatives of overseas Chinese in Thailand waved the national flags of China and Thailand to express their warmest welcome to Xi Jinping and his wife.
On the way Xi Jinping’s convoy left the airport and headed to the hotel where he stayed, there was a piece of “Chinese red” on the huge electronic screen, with the words “Warmly welcome His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Professor Peng Liyuan” and “China and Thailand are a family” in both Chinese and Thai languages. , There is a warm and friendly friendship everywhere.
Overseas Chinese and Chinese students flocked on both sides of the street, holding red banners reading “Warmly welcome President Xi to Thailand!” and “Thai Overseas Chinese warmly welcome Chairman Xi!”, cheering “Hello, President Xi!” and “Welcome President Xi!” Xi Jinping’s warm welcome and heartfelt joy for his visit.
Talking about “China and Thailand as a Family”
On the evening of November 18 local time, Xi Jinping met with King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan took a group photo with Maha Vajiralongkorn, Suthida and Princess Siri Wanwali and had cordial conversations.
Xi Jinping pointed out that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. China is willing to continue to carry forward the special friendship of “China and Thailand as one family” together with Thailand, build a China-Thailand community of shared future, and write a new chapter in bilateral relations.
Vajiralongkorn said that “Thailand and China are one family”. Thailand is willing to further tighten the bond of friendship and cooperation with China.
Join Hands to Build a Community of Destiny
At noon on the 19th, President Xi Jinping held talks with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
When President Xi Jinping arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office, Prayuth welcomed him warmly. Senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office of Thailand, the Supreme Commander, and the commanders of the land, sea and air force lined up to welcome them. The guard of honor lined up neatly and paid attention to the ceremony.
The two sides announced that they will build a more stable, prosperous and sustainable China-Thailand community with a shared future.
President Xi Jinping emphasized that we are standing at a new historical starting point, and we are willing to carry forward the special friendship of “China and Thailand as one family” together with Thailand, build a more stable, more prosperous and more sustainable China-Thailand community of shared future, and endow “China and Thailand as one family” “The connotation of the new era opens up a new era of China-Thailand relations and brings more benefits to the people of the two countries.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Thailand and China. Thailand is willing to take this opportunity to build a more stable, prosperous and sustainable Thailand-China destiny on the basis of “Thailand and China as one family”. community.
This is the construction site of the China-Thailand Railway in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (taken on September 7, 2022, drone photo).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Lin Hao
During the talks, the leaders of the two countries set the direction for the development of bilateral relations and drew up a blueprint for China-Thailand cooperation.
The leaders of the two countries jointly witnessed the signing of the “China-Thailand Strategic Cooperation Joint Action Plan (2022-2026)”, “China-Thailand Cooperation Plan for Jointly Promoting the Construction of the “Belt and Road”” and cooperation documents in the fields of economic, trade, investment, e-commerce, and technological innovation. The two sides issued the “China-Thailand Joint Statement on Building a More Stable, More Prosperous, and More Sustainable Community with a Shared Future.”