Thai Prime Yingluck Shinawatra met with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on August 2 to discuss issues pertaining to both bilateral and China-ASEAN relations, according to news reports.

During the meeting, PM Yingluck voiced her pleasure at the development of Thailand-China relations. She said China has attached great importance to China-ASEAN relations, and this has boosted the region's confidence in promoting growth and maintaining stability.

As the coordinator of ASEAN-China relations, Thailand is willing to join hands with China to push for steady development of relations between the two sides, the Thai PM was quoted as saying.

For his part, Wang said China and Thailand should maintain high-level exchanges, and further strengthen cooperation in areas such as construction of railway and water conservancy infrastructure, trade of agricultural products and development of new energy.

The Minister spoke highly of the work Thailand has done to advance China-ASEAN relations. He said China stands ready to work with Thailand and other ASEAN countries to continuously deepen the China-ASEAN strategic partnership, and to create favorable conditions for a series of important events between the two sides later this year.

Earlier on August 2, Wang met with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Suraporn Tovichakchaikul. The two sides exchanged opinions and reached consensus on the deepening of bilateral cooperation.-VNA