Wang Yi Meets with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, August 5, 2022

On August 4, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on the sidelines of the series of foreign ministers' meetings on East Asia cooperation in Phnom Penh.

Wang Yi said that last month, China and Thailand agreed to work towards the vision and goal of building a community with a shared future, providing positive expectations for mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries and injecting strong impetus into bilateral relations. China appreciates Thailand's active participation in the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and will continue to support Thailand in hosting this year's APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Don was pleased to see the continued progress of the all-round cooperation between Thailand and China, and thanked the Chinese side for always being responsive to the needs of the Thai side, saying that Thailand is ready to work with China to push for new and greater development of the Thailand-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The Thai side is greatly concerned about the current situation in Myanmar and hopes that China will continue to provide support and help for the settlement of the Myanmar issue.

Wang Yi said that China believes that ASEAN has the ability and wisdom to adhere to the ASEAN leadership and the ASEAN way and push for a"soft landing" of the situation in Myanmar through dialogue and consultation under the precondition of non-interference in its internal affairs, while preventing undue interference by non-regional forces to avoid further complication of the situation. China will continue to play a constructive role in its own way.

Don thanked China for its trust and support for ASEAN, and said that he will continue to work for ASEAN unity and stay committed to properly handling the Myanmar issue.