China News Service, Beijing, September 17. After finishing his visit to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, and South Korea on the 17th, Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister, said in an interview with domestic media that an important topic of this visit is to promote China-ASEAN relations. Create a new situation and promote East Asia to become a demonstration area for common development, rather than an arena of geopolitical games.

  Wang Yi pointed out that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN. Over the past 30 years, the two sides have established a series of "first" records in cooperation, set a successful example of regional cooperation, and become an important pillar of regional peaceful development. Hundreds of millions of people bring tangible benefits.

  He said that during his visit to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore, and a special video talk with the Lao Foreign Minister before the visit, one of the important topics is to promote a new situation in China-ASEAN relations. We agreed that the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations should be regarded as It is an opportunity to comprehensively improve the development level of China-ASEAN relations and build a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future.

It is necessary to focus on the fight against the epidemic and post-epidemic recovery, expand new areas of cooperation, and create new highlights of cooperation.

It is necessary to strengthen the sense of solidarity and mutual assistance, and promote East Asia to become a demonstration area for common development, rather than an arena of geopolitical games.

Both parties confirmed that the following aspects should be done well.

  The first is to jointly organize the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN.

ASEAN countries generally hope to develop stronger and stronger cooperative relations with China.

In this year when the relationship between the two parties is established, both parties believe that it is necessary to organize a grand commemorative event to sort out and summarize the achievements and experience of the past 30 years, and look forward to planning the target direction of future cooperation.

  The second is to jointly promote the development of regional economic integration.

China and ASEAN will promote the implementation of the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement" early next year, accelerate the advancement of interconnection, digital economy, green and low-carbon cooperation, and vigorously promote sustainable and prosperous development.

Make good use of the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism, accelerate the construction of the "new land-sea trade channel", deepen the integration and development of the regional industrial chain and supply chain, and support the continuous progress of regional integration.

  The third is to jointly maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.

The countries involved will strive to abide by the high-level consensus, resolve differences through dialogue and consultation, refrain from unilateral actions that complicate the situation and magnify disputes, and work together to guard against and resist the intervention of extraterritorial forces.

China will maintain close coordination with ASEAN countries, fully implement the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea", promote maritime cooperation and joint development, accelerate the negotiation of the "Code of Conduct in the South China Sea", and strive to reach an effective and meaningful regional rule that conforms to international law at an early date.

  The fourth is to jointly safeguard international fairness and justice. In the face of a century of change and the epidemic of the century, the international community needs more unity and cooperation than ever before. To advocate division is to reverse history and to provoke confrontation against the trend of the times. All parties will promote the main theme of helping each other in the same boat, discard the old thinking of zero-sum game, firmly maintain the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law, strive to practice multilateralism based on cooperation and win-win, and work together to create a new model of common development. era. (over)

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