On 8 July 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), exchanged views with Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) in Jakarta. Permanent Representatives to ASEAN from Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam, and Minister Counsellor from Indonesian Permanent Mission to ASEAN attended the event.
Secretary-General Yang thanked CPR for its strong support and assistance to ACC over the years, and outlined ACC’s work in 2017. She stated that with a focus on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, ACC is actively implementing the 19 flagship projects approved at the Sixth Joint Council Meeting last November. ACC had hosted the International Symposium on Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN, Quality and Sustainable Tourism Development Conference & ASEAN Tourism Photo Exhibition, Beijing ASEAN Cultural Tour, mutual visits between journalists from ASEAN and China, Chinese Trade and Investment Missions to ASEAN, ASEAN-China Seminar on Academic Research and Exchanges between Hainan and ASEAN and so on, all of which have achieved good results. ACC will continue to forge ahead, take innovative measures and contribute more to ASEAN-China practical cooperation in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media. ACC looks forward to the strong support from CPR and is willing to listen to CPR’s suggestions and comments to improve its work.
H.E. Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, Permanent Representative of the Philippines, this year’s rotating chair of ASEAN, warmly welcomed Secretary-General Yang to Jakarta and commended the tremendous efforts ACC made to promote ASEAN-China friendly exchanges and cooperation. She stated that CPR maintains close contacts with ACC and expected to join hands with ACC to strengthen practical cooperation between ASEAN and China. The Permanent Representatives from ASEAN countries made constructive suggestions and recommendations for ACC’s work going forward and exchanged views with Secretary-General Yang on the upcoming Seventh Joint Council Meeting to be held in this year.