"President Xi Jinping's attendance at the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders' Meeting and visit to Thailand is a strong support for Thailand and is of great significance in leading the development of Thailand-China relations." Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and speech In an exclusive interview with our reporter, Rentani said that he expects China to continue to play an important role through the APEC platform, promote APEC to better respond to challenges, and inject new impetus into the development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific and the world.
Thani said that the friendship between Thailand and China has a long history, and the two countries share extensive development consensus and broad space for cooperation. "Thailand and China are one family" is a vivid summary of the friendly relations between Thailand and China. China is Thailand's largest trading partner and major source of foreign investment, as well as Thailand's largest export market for agricultural products. Thailand is also China's third largest trading partner among ASEAN countries. In recent years, the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has overcome the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and has risen against the trend. In 2021, the bilateral trade volume will exceed the 100 billion U.S. dollar mark. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and China, and also the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Thailand and China. In July, the two sides reached an agreement on the vision and goal of jointly building a Thailand-China community with a shared future, endowing "Thailand and China as one family" with a new connotation of the times.
"Currently, the Asia-Pacific and the whole world are facing common challenges such as food security, energy security, and climate change. We need to work together to deal with it." Thani said that Thailand very much agrees with China's global development initiative. The theme of this year's APEC meeting is "Openness, Connectivity, and Balance." "I believe that China will continue to play an active role in promoting cooperation among APEC economies."
Talking about China's development achievements in the past 10 years, Tani said that China's experience in ecological civilization construction is worth learning. China has strengthened ecological and environmental protection in an all-round, all-regional, and whole-process manner, vigorously promoting green, circular, and low-carbon development, and contributing Chinese wisdom to global sustainable development. "Thailand is actively exploring and promoting an economic model with the development of bio-economy, circular economy and green economy as the general direction. We look forward to increasing cooperation between Thailand and China in the field of sustainable development in the future."
Tani said that the report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposes to adhere to a high level of opening up to the outside world, and accelerate the construction of a new development pattern with the domestic cycle as the main body and the domestic and international dual cycles promoting each other. "A more open China will bring more opportunities to developing countries and make greater contributions to the recovery of the world economy."
(Bangkok, our newspaper)
"People's Daily" (version 02, November 25, 2022)
(Editors in charge: Yuan Bo, Hu Yongqiu)
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