On 22 October 2014, China Familiarization Workshop Delegation consisting of the representatives from Permanent Missions of ASEAN Member States to ASEAN in Jakarta and ASEAN Secretariat visited ASEAN-China Centre (ACC).
Secretary-General Ma Mingqiang held a meeting with the delegates and warmly welcomed them to ACC. He gave a brief introduction of background and development of ACC, ACC’s organizational structure, missions and roles along with activities to promote ASEAN-China relations in the areas of trade, investment, education, culture and tourism.
Secretary-General Ma said that as the only inter-governmental organization between ASEAN and China, ACC was committed to working as a facilitator of good neighborliness and mutual trust, an initiator of functional and practical cooperation and activities, and an advocator of friendship between ASEAN and China since its founding in 2011. ACC would continue to implement important consensus reached by ASEAN and China leaders and make greater efforts to boost ASEAN-China cooperation in the 5 areas, as well as to raise awareness of ASEAN-China relations through all possible means such as lecture series activity, ACC's publications, website, wechat and microblog.
Secretary-General Ma also expressed appreciation for the continued support given by the delegation; and acknowledged the presence of four officials from Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Brunei Darussalam, who are seconded to ACC as Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division, Director of Information and Public Relations Division, Deputy Director of Trade and Investment Division and Deputy Director of General Affairs and Coordination Division respectively, in assisting with the work of ACC in strengthening ASEAN-China relations.
The delegates commended ACC for its hard work and dedication to strengthen ASEAN-China strategic partnership. They said that ACC had made remarkable achievements through a series of activities and hoped ACC could make consistant efforts to play a bigger role in ASEAN-China functional cooperation.