On 4 February 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Gao Shuxun, leader of Yunnan Provincial Government at the ACC Secretariat. Attended the meeting were Mr. Cui Zhitao, Adviser of Yunnan International Expo Bureau, Mme. Zhou Hong, President of the Yunnan Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Mr. Liu Guangxi, Chairman of Yunnan Sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Mr. Li Yuan, Director of Trade and Investment of ACC, and Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC.
Mr. Gao Shuxun thanked ACC for its support to Yunnan Province over the years in promoting exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries. He said that Yunnan Province is working to build itself into a hub for China’s opening-up to South Asia and Southeast Asia. To this end, it is developing export-oriented economy, and taking an active part in the joint building of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road by China and ASEAN. Through the platform of China-South Asia Expo and China Kunming Import & Export Fair, Yunnan Province has deepened exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries, which has injected strong impetus to the economic and social development of Yunnan Province. Yunnan is ready to strengthen cooperation with ACC, and co-organize activities to further tap the potential of cooperation in trade and investment and other fields with ASEAN countries for common development.
Secretary-General Yang Xiuping spoke highly of the achievements made by Yunnan Province in expanding exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries, and briefed on ACC’s recent work. She said that this year ACC will organize a series of activities related to the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, and implement 19 flagship projects approved by ACC Joint Council to further promote ASEAN-China practical cooperation in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media. ACC would maintain close communication with Yunnan Province and support Yunnan in its efforts to broaden friendly exchanges with ASEAN countries with a view to elevating ASEAN-China cooperation to a higher level.