China resolute in
boosting friendly cooperation with ASEAN
Nov. 7 (PNA/Xinhua) -- China supports the growth of ASEAN and is resolute in
boosting friendly cooperation with the Southeast Asian bloc, Chinese
President Xi Jinping said here Saturday.
In a speech at the National University of Singapore, he noted that by the
end of the year the ASEAN Economic Community will be in place, which will be
the first ever sub-regional economic community in Asia.
China, he added, will firmly support the establishment of the ASEAN Economic
Community, as well as ASEAN's leading role in promoting regional cooperation
in East Asia.
Speaking highly of the history and development of ASEAN, Xi said that
neighborhood is the starting point of China's development initiatives such
as the "Belt and Road" and vision of building a community of common destiny.
Meanwhile, he welcomes neighboring countries to board China's express train
of development. (PNA/Xinhua)