Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on April 30 Beijing wants to boost cooperation in trade and security with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Wen made the statement at a meeting in Jakarta with ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan on the last day of his three-day visit to Indonesia , which now holds the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN.

China is committed to deepening practical cooperation with ASEAN and stands ready to work with ASEAN to maintain regional security and stability, Wen said.

Wen said in the next 10 years, China will speed up the construction of roads connecting China and ASEAN countries, develop telecoms systems and electricity transmission lines, and invest in infrastructure projects in the region.

China will also provide financial support in the forms of credit aid and investment to further facilitate goods trading, capital flows and people-to-people exchanges between the two sides.

Surin said for ASEAN, China plays an important role. ASEAN welcomes China ’s efforts to step up cooperative relations with East Asian countries, he added.

Last year, China became ASEAN's biggest trading partner. The two sides have set a target of 500 billion USD in two-way trade by 2015.

ASEAN groups Brunei , Cambodia , Indonesia , Laos , Malaysia , Myanmar , the Philippines , Singapore , Thailand and Vietnam. /.