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Senior diplomat Wang Yi to attend meetings on East Asian cooperation

2023-07-12 Editor : Mo Honge ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi will attend the ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 13 to 14, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on Tuesday.

East Asia has remained generally stable despite challenges such as a slowing global economy and the flaring up of geopolitical conflicts, and the region continues to witness an economic rebound and progress in economic integration. the Spokesperson said at a regular news briefing. 

He noticed that China's relations with regional countries have maintained the growth momentum and that the China-ASEAN strategic partnership, in particular, has been strong and robust. "Our friendly cooperation has further deepened and expanded, which has galvanized the overall cooperation in East Asia," he said, adding that the ASEAN-plus foreign ministers’ meetings provide a platform to enhance mutual trust and cooperation.

Wang further pointed out that China hopes to see more common understandings coming out of those meetings, which will prepare the ground for fruitful leaders’ meetings this September and contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity.

"China will work with regional countries to firmly support ASEAN unity and the community-building, advance the purposes and principles of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and uphold the rules and order of the region. China will work with regional countries to capitalize on the RCEP’s full entry into force, keep regional industrial and supply chains stable and smooth and together look after the regional epicentrum of growth. China will work with regional countries to practice true multilateralism, advance open regionalism and handle hotspots and sensitive issues properly to keep the region peaceful and stable and make sure that East Asian cooperation will move forward in the right direction," said Wang.


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