On 4 July 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Dr. AKP Mochtan, ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General for Community and Corporate Affairs, and exchanged views on promoting ASEAN-China exchanges and cooperation.
Secretary-General Yang outlined the recent work of ACC and commended the efforts ASEAN secretariat made for ASEAN-China relations. She appreciated Deputy Secretary-General Mochtan’s full supports to ACC. She mentioned that in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, this reporting trip organized by ACC to the Philippines and Indonesia is aimed at raising Chinese public awareness of ASEAN and ASEAN-China relations and promoting both sides’ tourism resources so as to make new contributions to friendship between both peoples and mutually beneficial cooperation as well as bring benefits to the people.
Deputy Secretary-General Mochtan warmly welcomed Chinese Media Delegation led by Secretary-General Yang to the ASEAN Secretariat and spoke highly of the important role ACC has played in deepening bilateral practical cooperation in various fields. He is of the view that media collaborations particularly mutual visits and exchanges are an important part of ASEAN-China cooperation and can play a big role in promoting bilateral relations. The visit of this reporting trip is very timely. He hoped that journalists, especially the young reporters, could follow up ASEAN and deepen understanding of ASEAN so as to make contributions to in-depth and enduring development of the bilateral relations.