BEIJING, Aug. 22 (ChinaMil) -- Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, met with the visiting Chief of Defense Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Surapong Suwana-adth, in Beijing on Monday afternoon.
Fang said that the Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha for many times in recent years and the two leaders have pointed out the direction for the further development of Sino-Thai relations.
Fang said that the Chinese military is willing to work with the Thai military to comprehensively implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen pragmatic cooperation in the fields of joint drilling, equipment technology, personnel training, anti-terrorism and multilateral security, so as to push forward the relations between the two militaries to achieve greater development, making a positive contribution to deepening Sino-Thai comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and jointly protecting regional peace and stability.
Surapong said that Thailand attaches great importance to developing friendly relations with China, and is willing to make joint efforts with China to deepen multi-area exchange and cooperation between the two armed forces and to elevate the Thailand-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new level.
Before their meeting, Fang held a welcoming ceremony for Surapong and accompanied him to review the honor guard of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Deputy Commander of the PLA Army Zhou Songhe, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of CMC Shao Yuanming and Thai Ambassador to China Piriya Khempon attended the meeting.