Xi Jinping arrives in Bangkok for APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, Thailand visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Bangkok on Thursday to attend the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting and pay a visit to Thailand.
Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan were greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Culture Itthiphol Khunpluem and their spouses.
Representatives of overseas Chinese in Thailand waved Chinese and Thai national flags to express their joy.
This year's APEC meeting will be held on Friday and Saturday under the theme "Open, Connect, Balance."
China is Thailand's largest trading partner, largest export market for agricultural products and a major source of foreign investment, official data shows. This year also marks the 47th anniversary of China-Thailand diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.