Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi in Beijing, capital of China, June 12, 2018. (Source: Xinhua)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has affirmed that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will expand cooperation in various fields and forge a closer community with a shared future.

China’s Xinhua News Agency reported that the Chinese FM made the remarks while holding talks with Secretary-General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi in Beijing on June 12.

China and ASEAN will work together to promote the formulation of the China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030, hold the 2018 ASEAN-China Year of Innovation, and synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with the Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity 2025, Wang said.

Lim said the ASEAN Secretariat is willing to play a constructive role in deepening political, economic, trade and cultural cooperation with China.-VNA