Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed on Monday that the train project linking China with Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, the eastern seaboard and Laem Chabang deep-sea port will greatly benefit Thailand upgrade the status of kingdom as the communication hub of Asean.
The Chinese foreign minister is in Thailand to promote the rail project. He met separately with Foreign Minister Don Paramatvinai and later with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to discuss the Thai-Chinese high-speed train project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima.
He said the Thai-Chinese high-speed train project was the success of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and was part of China’s One Belt One Road policy.
Foreign Minister Don, meanwhile, hailed the One Belt One Road policy, saying that the policy will link up the sea and land transport of countries in Southeast Asia and China which will be mutually beneficial.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)