On August 4, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the ASEAN and China-Japan-ROK (10+3) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh.

  Wang Yi said that 25 years ago, countries in the region focused on the prospect of East Asia in the 21st century, adhered to the spirit of open regionalism, followed the general trend of globalization, and started the process of 10+3 cooperation.

Over the past 25 years, the 10+3 cooperation has been continuously deepened and a large number of important results have been achieved.

We have established the goal of the East Asian Community and improved the cooperation framework; we have built the world's largest free trade zone RCEP, which has promoted the integration of East Asian production and supply chain systems and interests; we have strengthened our crisis response capabilities and created landmark achievements such as the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization .

A regional cooperation structure centered on ASEAN has been established.

  Wang Yi said, with the accelerated evolution of today's international landscape, the rapid development of science and technology and industrial revolution, the challenges and opportunities are unprecedented.

The 10+3 cooperation is at a critical period of linking the past and the future. China is willing to work with countries in the region to adhere to solidarity and cooperation, adhere to the 10+3 as the main channel for East Asia cooperation, and firmly adhere to the original purpose of jointly promoting regional peace, stability and progress, and focus on the fundamental interests and long-term interests of the people of the 13 countries. well-being, and promote East Asian cooperation to maintain the momentum of development and achieve a new leap.

Wang Yi put forward four proposals.

  The first is to plan a long-term blueprint for the development of East Asia.

China supports the adoption of the new five-year work plan for 10+3 cooperation, which will provide comprehensive guidance and inject new impetus into future cooperation.

Discuss the mutual promotion and common development of 10+3, China-Japan-Korea and the three 10+1 cooperation.

  The second is to promote regional economic integration.

China is willing to set up a special donation for RCEP economic and technological cooperation under the framework of the China-ASEAN Cooperation Fund to help ASEAN countries improve their ability to implement the agreement.

Promote the integrated development of regional production and supply chains, support the establishment of a 10+3 immigration and consular consultation mechanism, and orderly increase the frequency of direct flights to each other.

  The third is to improve the crisis response capability.

China supports the construction of the 10+3 emergency medical supplies reserve center and the establishment of the disaster management ministerial meeting mechanism, and will provide a list of medical supplies as soon as possible.

It will increase the financial support for the 10+3 rice emergency reserve mechanism, improve the food supply capacity in the region, and better maintain food security.

  The fourth is to lead the transformation and development of the region.

Expand exchanges and cooperation in areas such as digital infrastructure, e-commerce, digital logistics, and smart cities.

Facilitate regional digital transformation.

Accelerate regional green development and promote the establishment of a 10+3 low-carbon partnership.

Strengthen poverty reduction cooperation and narrow the regional development gap.

  All parties fully affirmed the important role of 10+3 cooperation in the successful fight against the epidemic and the economic recovery of regional countries, and agreed to accelerate regional economic integration, fully implement RCEP, help countries increase economic resilience, ensure smooth production and supply chains, and jointly deal with food and energy. security challenges.

All parties will deepen cooperation in public health, digital economy, green development and other fields, achieve low-carbon and sustainable development, and promote 10+3 cooperation to better benefit people of all countries.

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