Thai PM complimented for strengthening Thai-Chinese ties


BANGKOK, Feb 7 – Chinese Culture Minister Cai Wu today praised Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her outstanding role in fostering stronger relations between Thailand and China.

Mr Cai is visiting Thailand to participate in the Chinese New Year celebrations which will be officially kicked off at Bangkok’s Chinatown on Yaowarat Road on Saturday and carry on until late next week.

During a courtesy call on Ms Yingluck at Government House today, he reaffirmed China’s willingness to collaborate with Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries in development for regional growth.

Ms Yingluck expressed appreciation to the Chinese Ministry of Culture for sending cultural troupes from seven provinces in China to perform in Thailand as part of the lunar new year celebrations.

She said she was delighted to learn that the opening of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Thailand went smoothly and hoped that the centre will help create better understanding of Chinese culture among Thai youth and the wider public.

Thailand hopes to have a cultural centre in China in the future, she said.