President Xi focuses on cooperation, development in Thailand, meets 7 leaders
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 17. Both leaders called for the deepening of cooperation and enhancing of the China-Philippines friendship. In the 36 hours after his arrival in Thailand, Xi met with seven world leaders. In his meetings with other leaders, he went beyond bilateral relations and spoke about China's broader ties with ASEAN, the Pacific Island nations, and the Latin American and Caribbean countries.