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Wang Yi Attends 7th EAS Foreign Ministers' Meeting

2017/08/07

On August 7, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the 7th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Manila, the Philippines.

Wang Yi stated four points on the EAS development. First, stick to the orientation of a leaders-led strategic forum, and insist on the "two-wheel drive" of cooperation in economic development and political security. Second, highlight economic development cooperation. China’s proposal of joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and successful holding of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation provide important opportunities for all countries to share opportunities and jointly pursue development. China actively presses ahead Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation, providing assistance to the process of the construction of ASEAN community and regional economic integration. Third, reinforce cooperation in non-traditional security. China stands ready to reinforce communication and cooperation with all parties in counter-terrorism to jointly safeguard regional peace and security. Fourth, improve the construction of regional security architecture, and explore the way to level up effectiveness of the existing security architecture.

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