"'Thailand and China are one family' has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Thailand attaches great importance to President Xi Jinping's attendance at the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders' Meeting and his visit to Thailand." Former Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pini Zalusompa Recently, in an exclusive interview with our reporter, he said that President Xi Jinping’s visit will deepen Thailand-China friendship, further promote Thailand-China practical cooperation in various fields, and elevate the level of friendly relations between the two countries.
Pini said that President Xi Jinping's attendance at the APEC Informal Leaders' Meeting is of great significance. The international community expects China to contribute Chinese wisdom, Chinese solutions, and Chinese strength to promote regional and global economic development and improve global governance. "I believe that China will continue to provide new opportunities for the world with its own new development, and continue to play a greater role in international affairs."
In 1976, Pini visited China for the first time. So far, he has visited most provinces, regions and cities in China and witnessed China's rapid development. "In just over 40 years, China has achieved leapfrog development. Today's China has continued to increase its economic strength, scientific and technological strength, comprehensive national strength, and international influence, especially in terms of technological innovation, such as manned spaceflight, lunar exploration projects, and deep-sea exploration. Breakthroughs have been made in many areas.”
"China's development cannot be separated from the world, and the world's development also needs China." Pini said that China has always been committed to making positive contributions to world peace and development, and has never interfered in the internal affairs of other countries. "The cooperation initiative proposed by China does not attach any political conditions, and is sincere and pragmatic." Pini spoke highly of a series of new ideas and new initiatives proposed by China, and believed that these new ideas and new initiatives provided a basis for promoting the reform of global governance and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Chinese program.
In recent years, bilateral practical cooperation between China and Thailand has involved durian planting, rubber industry, automobile, energy and high-tech industries. Pini believes that the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" has been implemented for more than 9 years, which has greatly promoted the economic development of the joint construction countries, and Southeast Asian countries have benefited extensively from it. "The joint construction of the 'Belt and Road' has further promoted the investment of Chinese enterprises in Thailand, and opened up a new model of cooperation between Thai and Chinese enterprises."
Thailand is an important hub in Southeast Asia, and Pini is very optimistic about the new opportunities brought by the development of cross-border railway logistics. "Currently, the construction of the Thailand-China railway is progressing steadily, and the Thai people look forward to opening to traffic as soon as possible, so as to form an important transportation channel connecting Thailand, China, and Laos." He said that cross-border railway logistics will effectively reduce transportation costs between countries and allow trade , investment, personnel flow more convenient. Thailand will play an active role in promoting the interconnection between China and ASEAN countries, so as to bring more cooperation and win-win results to all parties.
"President Xi Jinping's visit to Thailand this time shows that he attaches great importance to Thailand-China relations, which is of great significance to promoting bilateral relations. Thailand-China relations have ushered in new development opportunities." Pini said that China has been Thailand's largest trading partner for many years. The largest export market for agricultural products and the main source of foreign investment. In 2021, the bilateral trade volume between Thailand and China will reach US$131.2 billion, a year-on-year increase of 33%, breaking through the US$100 billion mark for the first time. 2022 is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Thailand and China. "With the goal and vision of jointly building a China-Thailand community of shared future, we will endow 'Thailand and China as one family' with a new connotation of the times and create a more stable and prosperous country." , a better and more sustainable future”.
(Newspaper, Bangkok, November 18th)
"People's Daily" (version 03, November 19, 2022)
(Editors in charge: Bai Yu, Yang Guangyu)
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