Bangkok (VNA) –
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi paid an official visit to Thailand on October 14-15 at the invitation of Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai.

The visit was the first by a foreign minister to Thailand since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the nation.

At a meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on October 15, Wang Yi hailed Thailand’s success in containing the novel virus as well as its people’s enthusiastic support in the fight against the outbreak.

Meanwhile, the host spoke of positive results that China has achieved while developing COVID-19 vaccine.

Both sides lauded the bilateral economic and trade relations since China is one of the leading trade partners of the Southeast Asian country, and the main investor in several projects in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

On the occasion, PM Prayut thanked Chinese President Xi Jing Ping for expressing his concern over the drought situation in Mekong River, as well as cooperation in water resources management under the Mekong – Lancang Cooperation mechanism./.