Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 4, 2016. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
HANGZHOU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- China and Thailand should enhance cooperation in all fields, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday.
Xi made the remarks when meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Prayuth is attending the summit as a leader of guest countries.
Xi said China attaches great importance to China-Thailand friendly relations and is willing to work with Thailand to continuously advance their comprehensive strategic cooperation.
Both China and Thailand are important developing countries in Asia and they have the same tasks of developing economy, improving people's livelihood and maintaining stability.
The two sides should strengthen strategic communication, further align their development strategies, forcefully promote cooperation in all fields, expand people-to-people exchanges, and enhance coordination in multilateral frameworks, Xi said.
As the leader of rotating chair of the Group of 77 (G77), Prayuth's attendance in the summit reflects developing countries' support for China's G20 presidency, Xi noted.
Prayuth expressed his appreciation for China's invitation to the G20 summit. The developing countries speak highly of China's effort in promoting cooperation between G20 and G77, he said.
Thailand will work to deepen the traditional friendship between the Chinese and Thai people, and expand cooperation in economy and trade, tourism, and infrastructure, the prime minister said.