Chinese foreign minister meets Thai counterpart

The Chinese foreign minister visited Thailand as part of his tour of Southeast Asian countries.

Wang Yi’s tour is part of China’s efforts to cement ties with the region and comes as the United States also works to strengthen regional relations.

Thailand was Wang’s second destination on the trip.
On Tuesday, he met his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai.

During the meeting, Wang stressed the need to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of fields, especially in the economic field.

Wang said they agreed to continue efforts to build the economic corridor that connects China with Laos and Thailand under the Belt and Road Initiative.

He also said China will fully support Thailand’s role in chairing the APEC summit in November.
Wang said, “Even though the international situation is chaotic and constantly changing, the relationship between Thailand and China remains firm and enduring as always.”

Earlier this week, Wang met with his counterparts from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as part of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Myanmar.

During the meeting, Wang proposed, among other things, to strengthen agricultural and digital cooperation.
The Chinese foreign minister will visit the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia later this week.