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Prayuth confirms Somkid appointed special envoy to talk to China

Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha confirmed Friday night that former finance minister Somkid Jatusripitak, advisor to the National Council for Peace and Order, was appointed as a special envoy of the NCPO to deliver messages to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

He said Somkid delivered the junta's messages to Xi Jinping via the Chinese Vice President at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to strengthen bilateral relations on trade and investment on July 21.

He said the NCPO was informed that China was willing to help seek markets for Thai agricultural products, such as rice, rubber, fruits, and others, which would be discussed further based on the principle of mutual trust, equity and fairness.

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