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Chinese Embassy in Thailand Held a Reception to Celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the Founding of the PLA
2018/08/03

On July 31, 2018, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Thailand held a reception at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, celebrating the 91st anniversary of the founding of the PLA. About 700 guests attended including Mr. Phonphet Wichitchonlachai, the president of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand, generals and officers from all the services of the military, government officials, foreign diplomats and military attaches, representatives from overseas Chinese communities and so on.

   
Major General Wu Xiaoyi, the Military Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said in his speech, that the PLA continued to make new contributions to safeguard the national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintaining peace and stability of the world and the region in the past year. Exchanges and cooperation between the PLA and foreign defense forces including Thailand further enhanced our friendship. No matter how the world changes, the friendship between China and Thailand has not changed for over more than a thousand years. The friendship and cooperation between China and Thailand, and Chinese Army and Thai Army have not changed. The trend that China will continue to share the interests, the destiny with other countries, cooperation and win-win situation will not change. The Chinese dream of realizing the national rejuvenation to realize the prosperity of the country, the revival of the nation, and the happiness of the people is also the common dream of people of Thailand and other countries in the world. Prejudice and discrimination, confrontation and war will only lead to disaster and suffering to mankind. Mutual respect and peaceful development lead the only way forward. The Chinese government, Chinese people and PLA will continue to cooperate with others including Thailand to build a Global Community of Shared Future and to forge an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity.

   
At the reception, the video "The Chinese People's Liberation Army of Today" was broadcast. A photo exhibition on the glorious development path and great achievements of China's national defense and the PLA was held.

   
Guests expressed their congratulations and admiration on the achievements made by the PLA in the past 91 years, the important progress made during the military reform in recent years, China’s participation in international peacekeeping and humanitarian relief missions, and its contribution to international and regional peace and stability. They also expressed their best wishes to the sound and steady development of China-Thailand and mil-to-mil relationship.

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