On 11 October 2022, H.E. Mr. Shi Zhongjun, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) had a video meeting with H.E. Mr. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN Secretary-General. Ms. Wang Hongliu, Director of the General Affairs and Coordination Division of ACC and Mr. Le Quang Lan, Director of the Market Integration Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat joined the meeting.
Secretary-General Shi expressed his sincere congratulations on the 55th anniversary of ASEAN and heartfelt gratitude for the ASEAN Secretariat’s continuous support to ACC. He noted that ASEAN and China are always good neighbours, good friends and good partners. This year is the first year for building the ASEAN-China comprehensive strategic partnership, so he is honoured to assume office at this important moment. As the only international governmental organization co-founded by ASEAN Member States (AMS) and China, ACC is willing to strengthen the all-round ties with the ASEAN Secretariat, jointly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of ASEAN and China, promote friendly exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in various fields, and make greater contribution to promoting the development of the ASEAN-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi warmly congratulated Secretary-General Shi on his assumption of office, and highly appreciated the important contributions that ACC has made since its establishment to the friendly exchanges and practical cooperation between ASEAN and China in the fields of trade, investment, education, tourism, culture and information media. He noted that China has been ASEAN’s largest trading partner and an important source of investment for many years. The ASEAN Secretariat is willing to strengthen cooperation with ACC to fully explore the potential of cooperation between ASEAN and China in areas such as digital economy, green development, supply chain resilience and tourism, deepen people-to-people exchanges, and jointly enhance the comprehensive strategic partnership.