Beijing, 8 Aug (ZXS) -- On 11 August local time, Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and foreign minister, met with the new First Vice Premier Lawrence Wong in Singapore.
Wang Yi said that China-Singapore relations maintain stability and continuity, show vitality and play an exemplary role. China-Singapore cooperation adapts to the times and helps each other achieve development and revitalization. This year, China-Singapore relations have been upgraded to an all-round and high-quality, forward-looking partnership, fully demonstrating the high level of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two sides. Under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, we are willing to inherit the fine traditions with Singapore, expand new areas of cooperation and open up new prospects for bilateral relations. We hope that you will make new contributions as the leader of the fourth generation leadership team in Singapore.
Wang Yi said that in today's chaotic world, the only right way is to jointly safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law. China-New Zealand relations have provided positive energy for regional peace and stability. We are willing to strengthen coordination with Singapore on multilateral affairs and demonstrate the rich connotation of the new positioning of China-Singapore relations. China is committed to realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation by comprehensively promoting Chinese-style modernization. We adhere to high-quality development, high-level opening up, and build a new development pattern, which will bring new opportunities to regional countries, including Singapore. China will work with ASEAN countries to build the "five homelands" of China and ASEAN, promote the sustained and stable development of China-ASEAN comprehensive strategic partnership, and expect Singapore to continue to play an active role in building a China-ASEAN community with a shared future.
Lawrence Wong said that the leaders of the older generation of Singapore and China have laid a solid foundation for good relations and cooperation in a wide range of fields between the two countries, and the upgrading of the positioning of Singapore-China relations has injected new impetus into Singapore-China cooperation. At present, Singapore-China relations are developing strongly, and the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" has yielded fruitful results. Singapore will actively participate in China's modernization process and looks forward to co-chairing the meeting of the bilateral cooperation mechanism between Singapore and China. Singapore appreciates China's important role in sustainable development and stability in the region, and welcomes and supports China's accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Singapore opposes the law of the jungle and power politics, and will jointly safeguard regional peace and stability, WTO rules, and a fair, open and inclusive cooperation framework. (End)