Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob (Photo: Xinhua)

Beijing (VNA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob met in Beijing, China, on May 14, discussing measures to promote bilateral ties.

At the meeting, Xi said that the two countries should maintain high-level exchanges so as to provide strategic guidance for the development of the bilateral relations.

He called for the two countries to work together in the Belt and Road Initiative, enhance cooperation in the third markets, and achieve progress as soon as possible.

They should firmly support economic globalisation and multilateralism, promote collaboration among Asian countries, and take the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisation (CDAC) as an opportunity to build a better Asia together, Xi stressed.

Halimah Yacob, who is in Beijing to attend the CDAC, said that Singapore stands ready to consolidate economic, trade, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges with China as well as uphold the rule-based multilateral trading system.

The CDAC opened in Bejing on May 15 under the theme of “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilisation and a community with a shared future”. More than 2,000 government officials and representatives from 47 countries and territories across the world are expected to attend the event.-VNA