Recently, “China-ASEAN” topics have captured a lot of headlines.

The Opening Ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business & Investment Summit was held in Nanning, Guangxi. President Xi Jinping delivered a Video Speech and Director Yang Jiechi attended the Opening Ceremony.

Other Events like the China-ASEAN Cooperation Conference on Technology Transfer & Innovation, the China-ASEAN Information Port Forum, and the China-ASEAN Beidou Application & Industrial Development Cooperation Forum were also held as scheduled.

Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Deputy Director General Information Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the China-ASEAN Relations. He said China always regards ASEAN as a priority in its neighborhood diplomacy and a key region for the Belt & Road Initiative Cooperation.

As I said yesterday, the past ten years have been a “golden decade” for the economic and trade relations between China and ASEAN, which witnessed deepening political mutual trust, connectivity, economic integration, trade cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges.

China-ASEAN ties, the most successful and dynamic in Asia-Pacific regional cooperation, stand as a vivid example of BRI cooperation and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Mutual respect and mutual benefit are the distinctive hallmarks of China-ASEAN relations. The future will certainly open up more space for cooperation between China and ASEAN.

We hope that this grand gathering will help participants create more opportunities for businesses, reap more results and work together to create a better future.