Opposition party leader Abhisit meets with Chinese Vice President

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BANGKOK, Dec 24 – Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday met with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Thai capital to thank the Chinese government for continuing its support on Thai-China projects, previously initiated under his administration.

Former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban joined Mr Abhisit for the meeting on the occasion of Mr Jinping’s official visit to Thailand.

The Chinese Vice President said Thailand and China have enjoyed close relations for a long time on trade, investment, and tourism, while adding that he hoped these ties will continue to expand.

Meanwhile, the Thai opposition leader thanked the Chinese government for travelling to Thailand to foster the relationship. Both parties signed agreements as a continuation of the Abhisit administration initiatives such as the high-speed train project.

Mr Abhisit said he was certain the ties between both nations will continue to strengthen despite the change of government in Thailand.