Reuters, Beijing, October 26-When attending the 24th China-ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made six suggestions on the next stage of China-ASEAN cooperation, including deepening economic integration and promoting the early entry into force of the regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement. The follow-up negotiations on the upgrade of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area were officially launched, and the joint feasibility study was conducted.
China Central Television reported on Tuesday that Li Keqiang emphasized that peace in the South China Sea is in the common interests of China and ASEAN countries. It is hoped that the two sides will expand maritime pragmatic cooperation and reach an early conclusion of a code of conduct in the South China Sea. China is willing to host a summit commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations with ASEAN.
The six suggestions put forward by Li Keqiang also include strengthening communication on anti-epidemic policies. China is willing to increase vaccine and anti-epidemic material assistance initiatives for ASEAN countries, and establish a China-ASEAN Public Health Science and Technology Cooperation Center. Promote inclusive development, accelerate the establishment of a blue economic partnership, and strengthen international development cooperation.
Insist on innovation-driven, implement well the action plan for the scientific and technological innovation partnership in the next five years. Expand green cooperation, jointly tackle climate change, and maintain global and regional biodiversity. Consolidate the foundation of public opinion and establish a China-ASEAN education senior officials meeting mechanism.
At the invitation of Sultan Hassanal of Brunei, the rotating ASEAN chairmanship, Premier Li Keqiang attended the 24th China-ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting, the 24th ASEAN and China, Japan and South Korea Leaders’ Meeting and the 16th from October 26 to 27. East Asia Summit. (over)
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