16 September 2019

China, Thailand to work strategic cooperation, Xinhua says

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reached a wide consensus with Thai leaders on further deepening bilateral ties based on the “familial affection” between the two countries, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. In a meeting in Bangkok with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra, Li said Beijing is ready to work with the Thai government to implement the Joint Action Plan on China-Thailand Strategic Cooperation and a memorandum of understanding on sustainable development aimed at benefiting the peoples of both countries. China is also willing to actively participate in the construction of high-speed railways in Thailand and promote regional inter-connectivity. In order to deepen financial cooperation, Li encouraged enterprises of the two countries to settle bilateral trade in renminbi. He also said China will consider the establishment of renminbi clearing banks in Thailand, the report said.

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