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20th ASEAN-China Summit
HIS Majesty and heads of ASEAN and the Government of the Republic of China are holding hands together with Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Li Keqiang at the 20th ASEAN-China Summit, Manila, Republic of the Philippines.
November 14th, 2017 | 09:19 AM | 2345 views
His Majesty then attended the 20th ASEAN-China Summit. During the Summit, His Majesty conveyed a Titah urging ASEAN and China to work closely to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as soon as possible to further strengthen the economic links between countries in the region.
The ASEAN-China Summit began with Welcoming Remarks by His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Philippines and Chairman of ASEAN who welcomed the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China to the Summit. This was followed by a statement from His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
His Majesty in a titah at the 20th ASEAN-China Summit greatly valued the support and contributions of China as a significant strategic partner of ASEAN towards enhancing peace, stability and prosperity in the region. His Majesty then recounted his attendance at the 14th CAEXPO held last September in Nanning and was pleased to work with China in which Brunei Darussalam was accorded "Country of Honour" twice since 2006. His Majesty commended the impact of the expo has had in creating new opportunities for trade and business for the region and looked forward to China's continued support for the participation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in regional and global value chains. His Majesty also highlighted the need to ensure that businesses are prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In this regard, His Majesty looked forward to collaboration in areas such as technological innovation and the digital economy during the ASEAN-China Year of Innovation in 2018.
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