On 13 February 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Wang Hao, Director of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Weifang City. Mr. Liu Weidi, Deputy Director of Weifang Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office attended the meeting.
Director Wang Hao welcomed Secretary-General Yang Xiuping’s visit to Weifang. He said that in recent years, with Weifang’s great effort in promoting closer cooperation with ASEAN, the exchange levels were raised, and economic cooperation were expanded and deepened. Since 2014, Weifang has been actively implementing according to the initiative of H.E Mr. Li Keqiang, Chinese Premire of establishing the East Asian Livestock Exchange, which was officially launched on 28 December 2016. He hoped that ACC would continue to support Weifang’s effort in developing its cooperation with ASEAN, and take the East Asian Livestock Exchange as a platform, to push the practical cooperation between Weifang and ASEAN in all areas to move forward continuously.
Secretary-General Yang briefly introduced the recent work of ACC. She said that since its establishment, ACC had been committed itself in implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of ASEAN and China, and actively promoting the pragmatic cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, education, culture, tourism, information and public relations. ACC will continue to assist Weifang in expanding its communication with ASEAN countries, fully seek the potential, and promote the development of ASEAN-China cooperation in an all-around manner.