Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh met with Governor of China’s
Yunnan province Li Jiheng in Jakarta on April 2 to look for ways
to further boost cooperation between Yunnan and ASEAN member
countries.

During the meeting, Minh and Jiheng exchanged views
on issues of common concerns, especially cooperation in trade,
investment, aviation, agriculture, environmental protection, tourism and
people-to-people exchange.

The two sides stressed on the
importance of strengthening connectivity between ASEAN and Yunnan
province, focusing on the completion of Singapore-Kunming Rail Link
(SKRL) and North-South Economic Corridor, including the Highway Network
from Bangkok to Kunming.

Minh appreciated Yunnan province’s
commitment to deepening its cooperation with ASEAN. He also suggested
the strengthening of mutual cooperation in developing small- and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as further support for
Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) to promote the economic
integration of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).-VNA

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