Chinese FM urges to respect regional peace efforts

Added On August 6, 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged countries outside the region to respect the efforts and achievements made by regional countries in safeguarding peace and stability.
Wang made the call at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers' meeting on Friday.
He said in doing so, countries outside the region could play a constructive role in helping maintain regional peace and stability.
Wang said with the concerted efforts from China and ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea has been further stabilizing, and the negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea have achieved new important progress.
He mentioned that the most positive development in East Asia is that the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue has returned to the track of resolution through dialogue and consultation, and China is pleased with and firmly supports it.
Meanwhile, Wang Yi has met with Thai Foreign Minister and Australian Foreign Minister on the sidelines of ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting and related meetings.
When meeting Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Wang said China and Thailand have enjoyed good momentum in the development of bilateral ties this year with fast growth in bilateral trade and investment.
Don said Thailand hopes to maintain high-level exchanges with China, take part in the China International Import Expo, and further enhance economic and trade cooperation with China.
When meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Wang said China always follows the path of peaceful development and a win-win strategy of opening-up.
Bishop said Australia attaches importance to ties with China and hopes to strengthen communication and enhance mutual understanding and trust with China so as to promote all-round bilateral cooperation.