On 25 July 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with H.E. Mr. Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. Ms. Huang Ying, Director of General Affairs and Coordination Division of ACC, and Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the event.
Secretary-General Yang thanked Special Envoy Sun for his strong support to ACC over the years. She mentioned that over the past five years since its inception, ACC has given full play to its role as a one-stop information and activities center and taken solid steps to promote practical cooperation in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media which has achieved positive results. There are vast opportunities for the development of ASEAN-China relations. ACC is willing to make joint efforts with people from all walks of life and make good use of the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation to raise ASEAN-China cooperation to a new level for the benefit of the people.
Special Envoy Sun commended the achievement of ACC’s work. He mentioned that as an inter-governmental organization co-founded by ASEAN and China, ACC has become an important platform for promoting friendship and cooperation between the two sides in various areas at different levels. He hopes that ACC will continue to leverage its unique advantages and make greater contributions to the development of China-ASEAN relations and to the building of the Belt and Road.