On 26 September 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), and H.E. Mr. Yu Hongyao, representative of China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA) and former Ambassador of China to Mongolia and the Maldives, met with Mr. Gu Jianxin, Deputy Director-General of Department of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government.
Mr. Gu Jianxin thanked ACC and CPDA for co-organizing the event named “Diplomatic Officials of ASEAN Countries in China Embracing Zhejiang”, highlighted that Zhejiang province has always attached importance to the relations with ASEAN countries, and expressed the wishes to strengthen collaboration with ACC and CPDA to further enhance economic, trade and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between Zhejiang province and ASEAN countries.
Secretary-General Yang Xiuping briefed on ACC’s mandate and main activities carried out recently, commended Zhejiang’s advantages in its rich history and culture, high and new technologies and personnel training, and expressed the readiness of ACC to strengthen communication with Zhejiang and jointly organize more activities to enhance Zhejiang’s practical cooperation with ASEAN countries in the fields of trade, investment, education, culture, tourism, and information and media.