28 Oct 2020
H.E. Mr. WANG Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) paid an official visit to Thailand during 14 - 15 October 2020 as guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. In this regard, Mr. Panidone Pachimsawat, Director of the Reception Division and officials of the Reception Division, Department of Protocol, were assigned as liaison officers attached to State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC. In order to maintain public health standard during the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC and his delegation received RT-PCR test upon arrival in Thailand. Disease control measures were also strictly implemented throughout the visit including observation of at least one (1) meter of physical distancing, avoidance of physical contact and hand-shaking, face-mask (N95-type) wearing in every program. Moreover, past practices on foreign dignitary reception were also adjusted in a number of areas such as arrival and departure at the airport, motorcade arrangement, accommodation. Indeed, the visit was considered to be a success, as the Thai side was able to fully extend proper facilitation to visiting foreign dignitaries and to maintain public health standard in accordance with the “New Normal” principles.