JAKARTA, 5 April 2022 – ASEAN and China reaffirmed their dedication to additional strengthen their partnership and cooperation according to the ASEAN-China Complete Strategic Partnership (CSP) established final 12 months, as officers of each side met on the 23rd ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee Assembly right now.
The Assembly mentioned developments in ASEAN and China and the continued progress of cooperation during the last 12 months. Substantive progress has been made in numerous areas of the ASEAN-China Plan of Motion 2021-2025, akin to commerce, ICT, digital financial system, training, public well being, tradition and knowledge, media, setting and sustainable improvement, and narrowing the event hole.
Either side mentioned the follow-up to the implementation of the ASEAN-China CSP. A number of areas have been highlighted with a view to creating the partnership extra substantive, significant and mutually useful, akin to enhancing cooperation in commerce and funding by the ASEAN-China Free Commerce Space and implementation of the Regional Complete Financial Partnership (RCEP) Settlement, digital financial system, cybersecurity, connectivity together with air connectivity, clear power and setting safety.
The Assembly welcomed the progress of the ASEAN-China Sustainable Growth Cooperation 12 months. Either side are additionally engaged on a Technical Cooperation Settlement to strengthen collaboration between ASEAN and China in help of ASEAN Neighborhood constructing and integration.
ASEAN welcomed China’s continued help in addressing COVID-19, together with its contribution within the whole of USD 6 million to the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund and the implementation of the Program on Public Well being Emergency Preparedness Capability (PROMPT). Either side agreed to work intently in facilitating the post-pandemic restoration, together with by the ASEAN Complete Restoration Framework.
The Assembly was co-chaired by the Everlasting Consultant of Myanmar to ASEAN, Ambassador Aung Myo Myint, and Ambassador of the Individuals’s Republic of China to ASEAN, Deng Xijun, and attended by the Everlasting Representatives of ASEAN Member States and the Deputy Secretary-Common for ASEAN Political-Safety Neighborhood.