ASEAN, China, S. Korea, Japan vow to deepen cooperation
August 08,2017 By:Xinhua
Aug.8,2017--Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to the media after the China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Manila, the Philippines, Aug. 6, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]
Aug.8,2017--Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday that ASEAN and its three dialogue partners - China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) - could deepen their cooperation against the back drop of rising protectionism.
Wang said in the group meeting that China is and will always be an active participant and promoter in the cooperation between the 10-member ASEAN and their three East Asian dialogue partners.
He said that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the start-up of the 10+3 mechanism and the practical cooperation in the group has made new progress since last year.
The Chinese top diplomat suggested the 10+3 mechanism should act as the main channel in deepening practical cooperation, so as to push the group's cooperation to a higher level.
Wang, who is in Manila attending the East Asia Summit foreign minsters' meeting and other related meetings, indicated that the 13 countries could deepen cooperation in six aspects.