The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday held an event inside the Embassy to celebrate the 44th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Thailand.

Thailand & the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations on July 1, 1975.

China & Thailand are Brothers

Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian to Thailand said in his speech that China-Thailand relations have made great progress in the past 44 years, the two peoples have helped each other and cared about each other as the saying “Jeen Thai Phee Nong Gan” (China & Thailand are brothers) .

He added that now both countries have entered a new era and face new opportunities.

“We are confident, determined to take the historical chance to further upgrade the cooperation level of both countries in all aspects,” Lyu said, adding that both countries could emphasise “software” cooperation, such as the exchange of experience in governance, cooperation on poverty reduction, environmental protection, training and education with equal efforts to boost “hardware” cooperation on connectivity and industrial capacity.

The Chinese Ambassador said both countries could work together to make Thailand a regional hub in linking up with “Belt and Road” Initiative and cooperation.

Guests included Thailand’s Former Deputy Prime Minister Pinij Jarusombat, Chairman of the Thai-Chinese Cultural & Relationship Council Korn Dabbaransi among others, also took turns to share their memories of China-Thailand relations. Some 150 people from both countries attended the event.