Chinese Vice Premier Hopes for More Cultural Exchanges with ASEAN

 July 29, 2017
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong delivers a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the 10th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou, July 28, 2017. [Xinhua]

China and ASEAN should enhance cultural exchanges, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said Friday.

Liu made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the tenth China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in the southwestern city of Guiyang.

"The Education Cooperation Week has promoted people-to-people exchanges and offered opportunities for China and ASEAN to learn from each other, " Liu said.

Mentioning the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN this year, Liu said China has always taken ASEAN as a diplomatic priority and China-ASEAN relationship has made great progress and grown mature.

China-ASEAN relations go far beyond a bilateral level and hold regional, even global significance, Liu said.

Liu also met with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Friday, who is in China for the China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week.


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