Asean plus three FM's meeting held in Manila

Added On August 8, 2017

ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea Foreign Ministers' meeting was held in the Philippine capital city of Manila on Monday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said ASEAN and its three dialogue partners could deepen cooperation against the back drop of rising protectionism.
Wang said China is and will always be an active participant and promoter in the cooperation between the 10-member ASEAN and their three East Asian dialogue partners.
The Chinese top diplomat suggested the 10+3 mechanism should act as the main channel in deepening practical cooperation, so as to push the group's cooperation to a higher level.
Wang also indicated that the 13 countries could deepen cooperation in six aspects, including sustainable development, food security, poverty reduction, finance and economics, industrial cooperation model and people-to-people exchanges.
ASEAN foreign ministers highly appreciated the role the 10+3 mechanism is playing as a main channel of regional cooperation.
Ministers of China, Japan and South Korea expressed support in the building of the ASEAN community and hoped that Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership could be reached as early as possible.