Minister proposes team-up with Asean

VIENTANE: China has proposed that a special China-Asean leaders’ meeting on Covid-19 to be held at an appropriate time to plan and guide cooperation from a higher level.

State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the proposal during a special foreign ministers’ meeting of China and the Association of South-East Asian Nations on Thursday in the Lao capital of Vientiane regarding the epidemic.

He detailed strong measures China is using to fight the epidemic and the results achieved.

He also called for closer and more active cooperation between China and Asean to stop the contagion’s spread, safeguard the health of people in all countries and build a closer China-Asean community with a shared future.

He proposed coordinated cooperation between China and Asean among departments related to public health, quarantine and transport, as well as the establishment of lasting mechanisms such as a centre for material reserves.

Wang also called on the two sides to resume business and personnel exchanges and cooperation at an early date and cultivate new growth areas such as e-commerce and mobile payments to help medium, small and micro-sized companies affected by the epidemic.

“Impacts on economic cooperation can be fully overcome, and pent-up demand will be met after the epidemic, ” Wang said.

The Asean foreign ministers spoke highly of China’s measures in fighting the virus as well as the openness, transparency and responsibility China has shown.

They affirmed China’s contribution to maintaining regional and global public health security.

They also agreed to enhance Asean-China cooperation to crack down on rumours, prevent panic and avoid impacts on normal exchanges and cooperation. — China Daily/ANN

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