BANGKOK, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday agreed to build a more stable, prosperous and sustainable Sino-Thai community with a shared future
. meeting with Prayut, Xi praised Thailand for its success in hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting, stressing the millennia-old friendship between China and Thailand and the brotherhood between the two peoples.Over the past 10 years, since China and Thailand established a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, the traditional friendship between the two countries has continued to flourish, their comprehensive strategic cooperation has continued to deepen and bilateral relations have entered a new stage of development, Xi noted. Standing at a new historical starting point, Xi said, China is willing to continue the special friendship between China and Thailand, which are “as close as family”, to give new meaning to friendship, to usher in a new era of bilateral relations. and bring more benefits to their people.China stands ready to strengthen unity and cooperation with Thailand and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. ), focusing on building a peaceful, safe and secure, prosperous, beautiful and friendly home, to continuously release new engines of growth for the China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.Noting that the Thailand will soon assume the co-chairmanship of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, Xi said China is willing to work with Mekong countries to promote high-quality subregional cooperation.Prayut, for his part, extended warm congratulations on the success of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Xi’s re-election as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.Xi’s visit to Thailand and his participation in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting are its first visit to Thailand since he became Chinese president, which is of great significance, Prayut said.Thailand supports Xi’s proposed Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative and helps China to play a bigger role in regional and international affairs, Prayut added.