The China-Thailand Belt & Road Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism Established and Its First Meeting Held
 ( 2020.09.14 )

Beijing, September 14th—the CPC and Thailand’s major political parties established here today on the afternoon the China-Thailand Belt & Road Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism and held the first meeting via videolink. The meeting was themed on “joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and development in the post-epidemic era”. Guo Yezhou, Vice-minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Yang Xin, Chargé D'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Paiboon Nititawan, Deputy Party Leader of the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), Sudarat Keyuraphan, Chairwoman of Pheu Thai Party’s Strategic Committee, Sora-ath Klinprathum, Advisory Chairman of Bhumjaithai Party, and Kiat Sittheeamorn , Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of Thai Democratic Party attended and delivered speeches at the meeting.

Guo introduced the major strategic achievements in China’s fight against the epidemic and the positive results of economic and social development, and emphatically introduced the main content of the third volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China. He said, the Chinese side is willing to work with the Thai side to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, and advance high-quality cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative in the backdrop of normalization of epidemic prevention and control, so as to jointly promote economic recovery and development and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.

The leaders of the Thai political parties at the meeting spoke highly of China’s achievements in fighting the epidemic and the important role it played in promoting international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic. They thanked the Chinese side for providing selfless assistance for Thailand in the battle against the epidemic. They all hoped that both sides would learn from each other’s experience in party governance and administration, give full play to the positive role of political parties’ consultation, and strengthen pragmatic cooperation between Thailand and China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, in a bid to promote constant and new progress in bilateral relations and make new contributions to regional prosperity and stability.