BEIJING, Nov. 9(Xinhuanet)-- China and Thailand have carried forward their close relations and further enhanced their cooperation, said Chinese top advisor Jia Qinglin here Wednesday.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), made the remarks while meeting with Thai Senate Speaker Suchon Chaleekure.
Jia said this year marks the 30th anniversary of forging diplomatic ties between China and Thailand, and Suchon's current China visit is an important part of the celebrations of the two nations.
During the past 30 years, China and Thailand have enjoyed smooth development of bilateral ties, maintained frequent high-level visits, increased political mutual trust, and expanded strategic cooperation with each other, Jia noted.
Jia said China is ready to work with Thailand to push forward bilateral strategic cooperation in a bid to benefit the two peoples and contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity.
Jia expressed appreciation for Thailand's adherence to the one-China policy and for Thailand's support on the Taiwan issue.
Jia hoped that the CPPCC and Thai Senate would further expand exchanges and cooperation in various levels, in an effort to promote bilateral relations.
Suchon said Thailand-China relations set a good example for good-neighborly friendship between nations. China has achieved remarkable progress in economic development in recent years, which not only improves the living level of domestic peoples but also boosts the development of Asia, Suchon said.
Thailand attaches great importance to developing relations withChina, adheres to the one-China policy, and is willing to join hands with China in enhancing exchanges and cooperation in various fields and regional and international affairs, in a bid to further promote the development of Thailand-China strategic cooperative partnership. Enditem