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Vice-premier hopes for more cultural exchanges with ASEAN

Updated: Jul 29,2017 10:15 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong delivers a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the 10th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou, July 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

GUIYANG — China and ASEAN should enhance cultural exchanges, Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said on July 28.

Liu made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the tenth China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in the southwestern city of Guiyang.

“The Education Cooperation Week has promoted people-to-people exchanges and offered opportunities for China and ASEAN to learn from each other, ” Liu said.

Mentioning the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN this year, Liu said China has always taken ASEAN as a diplomatic priority and China-ASEAN relationship has made great progress and grown mature.

China-ASEAN relations go far beyond a bilateral level and hold regional, even global significance, Liu said.

Liu also met with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on July 28, who is in China for the China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week.

Vice-Premier Liu (R) meets with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, July 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A guest delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 10th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, July 28, 2017. More than 1,300 people attended the opening ceremony on July 28.[Photo/Xinhua]

Students from the Philippines perform a dance during the opening ceremony of the 10th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, July 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

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