On 15 September 2022, Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), had a cordial meeting with diplomatic envoys from ASEAN Member States (AMS) to China attending the China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Diplomatic envoys including Mr. Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador of Indonesia to China, Mr. Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, Ambassador of Malaysia to China, Mrs. Khamphao Ernthavanh, Ambassador of Lao PDR to China, Mr. Pehin Dato Rahmani, Ambassador of Brunei to China and his spouse, Mr. Pham Sao Mai, Ambassador of Viet Nam to China, Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot, Ambassador of Thailand to China, Mr. Dinno M. Oblena, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Philippines in China, Mr. Kyaw Soe Thien, Consul General of Myanmar in Nanning, Mr. Loh Tuck Keat, Consul General of Singapore in Guangzhou, and Mr. Sreng Sataro, DCM of the Embassy of Cambodia in China attended the meeting.
Secretary-General Chen Dehai thanked the diplomatic envoys for their care and support to ACC. He said that ASEAN-China relations are standing at a new historic starting point and the cooperation between the two sides enjoys bright prospects. As a “one-stop information and activities centre”, ACC will further implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two sides and work with the AMS embassies in China to continue to promote ASEAN-China practical cooperation in multiple fields and people-to-people and cultural exchanges. He hoped the diplomatic envoys will continue to take an active part in the activities held by ACC and jointly make new and even greater contribution to the development of ASEAN-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
The AMS diplomatic envoys spoke highly of the important contribution made by ACC to promoting exchanges and cooperation between ASEAN and China, and noted that they would continue to support ACC in playing an active role and would jointly push for even greater progress in ASEAN-China relations.