Crossover: China-ASEAN Senior officials gather to discuss hot issues
The 22nd China-ASEAN Senior Officials’ Consultation opened in Singapore on Wednesday. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin is co-hosting the 2-day meeting with Chee Wee Kiong, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Singapore.
China’s foreign ministry said Liu would discuss implementating “the Declaration on the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea” with senior officials from ASEAN countries. This year’s meeting will focus on advancing China-ASEAN relations and regional cooperation in East Asia. For more let’s turn to our correspondent Miro Lu in Singapore.
Q1. We have learned that the South China Sea issue was on the agenda for the closed-door meeting. Have you heard anything from there regarding the issue?
Q2. China has repeatedly stressed that it highly values its relations with ASEAN. Can a mechanism like this help emphasize that?