On April 18, 2012, Vice President Xi Jinping met with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Xi said that China and Thailand enjoy solid political relations and a thousand years of friendly exchanges. There is neither issue left from history nor conflict of real interests between the two countries. The Chinese and Thai people have deep friendship which lays down a solid social foundation for the bilateral ties. China and Thailand are kith and kin, which vividly depicts the bilateral relations. As important developing countries in the region, both China and Thailand are faced with the arduous task of developing the economy and improving people's livelihood and embrace broad prospects of strengthening the mutually beneficial cooperation. China and Thailand collaborate in regional and international affairs and have played an important role in safeguarding regional peace, stability and prosperity. As good neighbors and good friends, we sincerely hope that Thailand maintains political stability and economic growth and the Thai people live and work in peace and contentment.
He noted that Yingluck reached many new important consensuses with Chinese leaders on further developing the bilateral relations during her visit and this will inject new vigor into the bilateral ties and become another milestone in the history of China-Thailand relations. The two countries announced the building of all-round strategic cooperative partnership and signed the second joint action plan for strategic cooperation, which fully recognizes the current state of China-Thailand relations and will make clear the direction for the future development of bilateral ties. The two sides should make continuous efforts to work together to deepen political mutual trust, strengthen pragmatic cooperation, expand cultural exchanges, push forward the bilateral ties and bring more tangible benefits to the two countries and their people.
Yingluck noted that the Thai government and people have feelings for China as members of the same family. Thailand attaches great importance to developing the all-round strategic cooperative partnership with China and expects to make joint efforts to deeply implement the important consensus reached between the two countries, consolidate the traditional friendship, expand cooperation on trade, investment, agriculture, tourism and infrastructure construction and bring the bilateral ties to a higher level. Thailand also is willing to work closely with China to push forward ASEAN-China cooperation and East Asian cooperation.