Beijing (VNA) – China has called for deeper cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve mutual development as the bloc is marking its 50th founding anniversary this year.
The call was made by Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Xu Bu at the seminar “ASEAN at 50: A New Chapter for ASEAN-China Relations” on July 14.
The ambassador said that ASEAN and China should seize the opportunities to elevate the relations to a new height. He said the two sides need to push win-win cooperation in connectivity, production capacity, trade promotion and investment as well as reap benefits from the upgraded protocol of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.
The two economies should combine their strengths and potential to carry out those efforts, aiming at supporting China’s Belt and Road Initiative and ASEAN Vision 2025 in the future, he added.
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