Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulation letter to those attending the opening of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Exchanges Week in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, on Aug 1, 2016.
China and ASEAN countries are good neighbors and partners, and both sides have conducted all-round and multi-layer cooperation in the past 25 years since they set up dialogue relations, the Premier said.
He said the people-to-people and cultural exchanges, including the education communication, have become the new pillar of bilateral relations with a bright development prospect.
Premier Li pointed out in the letter that education is the fundamental way for humans to inherit civilization and knowledge, cultivate the younger generation, and create a better life.
Nearly 300 activities will be held in major cities in China and ASEAN countries during the 2016 exchange year, the Premier said.
China is glad to share learning and support with the ASEAN countries, and provide more talent support for the development of bilateral relations to build a more closer China-ASEAN community of common destiny, the Premier said.
Vice-Premier Liu Yandong attended the exchange week’s opening ceremony in Guiyang.