Leaders from Thailand and China engage in soccer diplomacy at APEC summit


Thai PM and Chinese President discuss soccer match, showing sports can create diplomatic connections between nations.

Leaders’ Casual Conversation at APEC Forum

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and Chinese President Xi Jinping engaged in a casual conversation while in attendance at the APEC forum in San Francisco. Their discussion reportedly revolved around the recent soccer match between China and Thailand in the World Cup qualifiers.

Exchange of Congratulatory Messages

During their interaction, Srettha congratulated Xi on China’s victory, to which Xi expressed his well wishes for the future success of the Thai team.

Soccer as a Diplomatic Connection

The conversation between the two leaders showcased a mutual interest in soccer and served as a diplomatic gesture. It demonstrated how sports can bring people and nations…

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