Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (6th L) attends the signing ceremony of the amended version of the Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing China-ASEAN Center in Manila, the Philippines, Aug 6, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) made the pledge at a meeting in Manila.
Wang congratulated ASEAN for its 50th anniversary, saying China is happy for ASEAN"s development and achievements while expressing best wishes for ASEAN"s better and faster development in the next 50 years.
As an important regional organization, ASEAN has become a major force in promoting regional integration and maintaining regional peace and stability, Wang said.
China has always taken ASEAN as a priority in its foreign diplomacy and has always supported ASEAN in taking a central role in regional cooperation and a bigger role in dealing with international and regional affairs, Wang said.
As China and ASEAN celebrate the 15th anniversary of strategic partnership next year, both sides are also facing a critical point to bring the ties to a higher level, Wang said, calling for future actions to build a higher level China-ASEAN strategic partnership and a closer community of common destiny of China and ASEAN.
Wang outlined a seven-point proposal on future China-ASEAN cooperation put forward by the Chinese side.
First, to formulate a 2030 Vision for China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership as a blueprint to guide future relations.
Second, to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, and further expand the scope and dimension for bilateral cooperation.
Third, to designate 2018 as China-ASEAN Year of Innovation, give full play to the complementarity of innovation-driven development of China and innovation-driven growth of ASEAN, and launch the upgrading of China-ASEAN cooperation.wristband maker pure gym wristband wristbands com silicone wristbands cool wristbands