First China-Thailand joint think tank forum kicks off in Beijing

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First China-Thailand joint think tank forum kicks off in Beijing

The first China-Thailand joint think tank forum kicked off Friday in Beijing. At the two-day forum, scholars from both countries conducted in-depth discussion on China-Thailand cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Both parties believe that the initiative will be a great promotion for China-Thailand ties.

Vice-president of the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Gao Peiyong said in his speech that China and Thailand share a long history of friendship, and they have enjoyed healthy and stable development of bilateral ties since they established diplomatic relations in 1975. The proposal and implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in the recent years offered new opportunities for the development of both countries, he added.

Gao noted that both China and Thailand are developing countries that face many similar problems in economic and social development. With different approaches to these problems, to enhance exchange and cooperation will deepen mutual understanding and mutual learning, as well as promote common development.

Gao hopes that the scholars from the two countries can strengthen cultural and academic exchange, share their respective experiences and contribute wisdom.

Surasit Thanadtang, director of Thai – Chinese Strategic Research Center under the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) said that the Thai strategies of Thailand and Eastern Economic Corridor can be aligned with China’s Belt and Road Initiative to enhance infrastructure cooperation and benefit the people.

Thanadtang said at the forum that no matter how the global situation has changed, China and Thailand have always maintained sound bilateral relations. The people of both countries treat each other as families, which reflects the sincere friendship between them.

In recent years, the two countries have seen frequent exchanges in politics, economy and culture, as well as continuously deepening cooperation in multiple fields that have brought tangible benefits to the two peoples, the director added.

The think tank forum was hosted under the theme of “China-Thailand Social Development and Social Policy in the New Era – Cooperation between China and Thailand under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. It aimed to exchange experiences on the social and national development of both countries, further enhance bilateral academic cooperation, and establish an international academic platform.

The forum was co-hosted by the CASS and the NRCT. The NRCT is the top research body of Thailand studying national development strategies and policies. It finds solutions to Thailand’s national problems and points directions for the country’s development.

Source: People’s Daily

一带一路将为中泰关系发展提供契机

第一届中泰智库论坛在京召开

为期两天的第一届中泰智库论坛于6月22日在京开幕。来自中国和泰国的学者就“一带一路”倡议下的中泰合作展开深入讨论,双方相信“一带一路”倡议将促进中泰关系良性发展。

中国社会科学院副院长高培勇在致辞中说,中泰友谊源远流长,1975年中泰建交后,两国关系保持健康稳定发展。近年来,“一带一路”倡议的提出和实施为中泰两国发展提供了新的契机。

高培勇表示,中国、泰国同为发展中国家,在经济社会发展方面遇到许多相似的问题,各自有不同的解决方案,交流合作能够加深彼此的了解,取长补短,促进双方共同进步。他希望两国学者能够加强文化交流和学术切磋,共享经验、贡献智慧。

泰国国家研究理事会泰中战略研究中心主任苏瑞斯特·散纳汤表示,泰国正在推行的“泰国4.0”、东部经济走廊等发展战略可以与中国的“一带一路”倡议实现对接,加强在基础设施建设等领域的合作,惠及两国人民。

在苏瑞斯特·散纳汤看来,无论世界形势如何变化,泰中关系一直保持良好发展势头,“泰中一家亲”的说法根植两国人民心中,真切反映出两国人民之间的真挚友谊。近年来,两国在政治、经济、文化等领域的交流都更加密切,多领域合作不断加深,为两国人民带来了切实好处。

本次中泰智库论坛的主题是“新时代中泰的社会发展与社会政策——‘一带一路’倡议下的中泰合作”。论坛旨在探讨和交流中国和泰国在社会发展和国家发展战略的实践中遇到的挑战和总结的经验,进一步加强中泰两国学术交流,形成国际性的学术交流平台。

本次论坛由中国社会科学院和泰国国家研究理事会共同举办。泰国国家研究理事会是泰国最高研究机构,主要职责为研究国家发展战略和政策,解决国家存在的问题并确定发展方向。

来源:人民日报

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