Original title: Wang Yi: China and ASEAN should make joint efforts to safeguard multilateral rules and regional security.
China news agency, Beijing, September 10 (Reporter Zhang Weiran) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN in Beijing on the 10th. Wang Yi said that China and ASEAN should work together to firmly safeguard multilateral rules, common interests and regional security. China will continue to support ASEAN's central position in regional cooperation and promote greater development of China-ASEAN relations.
Wang Yi welcomed the visits of the Permanent Representatives of the 10 ASEAN countries to Jakarta. He hoped that the Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN would play a more important role in the future development of China-ASEAN relations as an important internal and external coordinating body of ASEAN and an important bridge between China and ASEAN.
Wang Yi said that China's diplomacy has always attached great importance to its relations with neighboring countries, developing countries and small and medium-sized countries, which is the tradition and characteristics of China's diplomacy. China will continue to unswervingly place ASEAN in an important position in China's overall diplomatic situation and in the priority direction of its peripheral diplomacy. China is both ASEAN's eternal neighbor and ASEAN's trustworthy partner forever.
Wang Yi pointed out that the current process of multilateralism has been impacted, and international rules have been challenged. Adhering to multilateralism and maintaining the international order with the United Nations at its core are of vital importance to our common interests and the long-term future. China and ASEAN should make joint efforts to firmly safeguard multilateral rules, safeguard common interests and safeguard regional security. China will continue to support ASEAN's central position in regional cooperation and promote greater development of China-ASEAN relations.
Elizabeth, Permanent Representative of the Philippines, the coordinating country of China-ASEAN relations, said that State Councilor Wang Yi met with the Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN immediately after his visit to Beijing, fully demonstrating that China attaches great importance to ASEAN and is committed to consolidating and developing the already strong ASEAN-China relations. China is one of the most important partners of ASEAN. ASEAN appreciates China's support for ASEAN's central position in regional cooperation, appreciates China's leading role in safeguarding multilateralism and WTO rules, and is willing to further strengthen cooperation with China, jointly safeguard multilateral rules, accelerate the negotiation process of regional comprehensive economic partnership agreements, and promote regional peace and prosperity. Proud. The Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN is ready to give full play to the role of the Jakarta Channel and accelerate the development of ASEAN-China relations.
The visit of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN countries to China is one of the commemorative activities of the establishment of China-ASEAN strategic partnership this year. Huang Yingjun, permanent representative of ASEAN ten countries and deputy secretary-general of ASEAN, attended the meeting. (finish)
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