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International Symposium on Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN held in Bejing

CIIS Time:04 12, 2017 Writer:罗程 Editor:王嘉

On 30-31 March 2017, the “New Beginning, New Opportunity - International Symposium on Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN” was held in Bejing, which was jointly hosted by China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) and the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC). H.E. Mr. Kong Xuanyou, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Dr. Rong Ying, Vice President of CIIS, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ACC, Ms. Elizabeth T. Te, Charge d'affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Philippines made their opening remarks. H.E. A.K.P. Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Secretariat, delivered a keynote speech.

The participants carried out in-depth disscussions on the topics of “Fifty Years of ASEAN: Review & Outlook”, “ASEAN-China Cooperation:Experience, Inspiration and Prospects”. A special forum of “Maximize the Synergy between ASEAN Economic Community and the Belt and Road Initiative”was held in line with the symposium.

Around 100 representatives including experts and scholars from think tanks of the ASEAN Member States and China, representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat, diplomats from ASEAN Embassies in China, as well as representatives from the media attended the openning ceremony.