Chinese FM calls for joint efforts with ASEAN to uphold multilateralism

1 August 2019
2019-08-01 12:58

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called for joint efforts with the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to uphold multilateralism. The Chinese top diplomat co-chaired a ministerial meeting between China and the ASEAN nations on Wednesday.

The two sides also launched the China-ASEAN Young Leaders' Scholarship Program, to promote academic exchanges between China and Southeast Asian states. The scheme will provide funding for ASEAN students to pursue higher education opportunities in China. In addition to the China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the 26th ASEAN Regional Forum and other related meetings are underway till the 2nd of August.

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