(Left) Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman & CEO of the Charoen Pokphand Group meets with Mr. Li Keqiang, Chinese Vice Premier (Right)
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met with a prominent Thai entrepreneur in Beijing on Thursday, and called for more involvement of Thai companies in China's economic development.
While meeting with Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman and CEO of the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, Li said he hoped the CP Group and other multinational enterprises would seize opportunity and deepen cooperation with their Chinese counterparts and pump up investment in China's less developed central and western regions.
The vice premier hailed the friendship between China and Thailand and emphasized the significance of business cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.
Chearavanont said he would continue with his efforts to strengthen cooperation with Chinese companies and promote bilateral ties between the two countries.
Founded in 1921, the CP Group specializes in agribusiness and food, retail and distribution, and telecommunications. It currently employs over 280,000 people worldwide, with investment in 15 countries.