China, Thailand celebrate 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties

08:32, July 02, 2010      

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A grand reception was held in Beijing Thursday to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Thailand.

Addressing the occasion, Shi Guangsheng, head of the Chinese-Thai Friendship Association, hailed the progress of bilateral ties over the years, citing closer high-level exchanges, enhanced political trust, increasing trade cooperation and expanded cultural and non-governmental exchanges.

Shi said since China and Thailand forged diplomatic ties in 1975, their relations had stood the test of time as well as the changes in international situations, and always maintained a stable and healthy development.

"The close links and friendship between the two countries are deeply rooted in the hearts of the Chinese and Thai people," he said.

He added China hopes to take the opportunity of the 35th anniversary to further cooperate with Thailand in various fields and promote the China-Thailand strategic cooperative relations in a deeper and broader way.

Visiting Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said the traditional friendship between Thailand and China serves the key foundation of strong and cordial relations and successful cooperation between the two countries.

To reinforce bilateral cooperation meets the interests of the two countries and their peoples and also contributes to the development and stability of the region, the minister said.

Thailand hopes to cooperate with China as a trusted friend and key partner in all aspects, he added.

Nearly 400 representatives from various circles of both countries attended the reception.



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