China, ASEAN aims for closer community hinh anh 1Chinese 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