CHINA China, Thailand to share stronger friendship amid difficulties: FM spokesperson

CHINA

China, Thailand to share stronger friendship amid difficulties: FM spokesperson

Xinhua

18:51, February 07, 2020

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Thailand has given strong support and sincere assistance to China since the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the traditional friendship between the two countries will grow even stronger amid the difficulties, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a press briefing online when responding to a question about Thailand not taking any measures to restrict the entry of Chinese citizens since the onset of the epidemic.

"China and Thailand share true friendship as revealed during time of hardship. As a friendly neighbor and a partner of comprehensive strategic cooperation, Thailand has given strong support and sincere assistance to China," Hua said.

Hua noted that Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida and the Thai government had donated medical supplies to China. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a video "Stay strong, China; Thailand stands with you." People from all walks of life in Thailand have also shown their care and support through various means including the social media.

"We believe our traditional friendship will grow even stronger amid the difficulties and the two peoples will stand in greater solidarity," Hua said. 

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