Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has proposed to raise the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new height, and to work out plans to intensify practical cooperation.

During his talks with his host Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as part of his three-day visit to Thailand from October 11, Li pointed to trade, agriculture, transport and energy as fields in which the two sides can further work together.

Prime Minister Yingluck agreed with the proposal by Li and said Thailand was ready to cooperate with China to bring two-way trade to 100 billion USD by 2015. Thailand also asked China to increase the importation of its farm produces including rice, rubber, fruit and starch.

The two sides signed six Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation in energy, science, marine cooperation, vocational training, investment and infrastructure.

In the first eight months of this year, China was the second largest investors in Thailand with 18 billion baht (574 million USD) into 28 projects.-VNA