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Wang Yi Met with Brunei Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Prince Mohamed Bolkiah

2014/08/10

On August 9, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Brunei Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Prince Mohamed Bolkiah on the sidelines of the series of Foreign Ministers' meetings on East Asia cooperation in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Wang Yi said that since the establishment of China-Brunei relationship of strategic cooperation in 2013, the two sides have maintained frequent high-level exchanges and further consolidated strategic mutual trust. China attaches great importance to its friendship with Brunei, and is ready to work with Brunei to enhance communication, take concrete steps to implement mutually beneficial cooperation, expand common interests and enrich the contents of China-Brunei strategic cooperation. China is thankful for Brunei's positive efforts in promoting China-ASEAN relationship.

Prince Mohamed Bolkiah said that Brunei cherishes its close relations with China, and is willing to join China in enhancing strategic communication, promoting practical cooperation and deepening friendship between the two peoples. Brunei is willing to make more contributions to the further development of the sound relationship between China and ASEAN.

Both sides agreed that China and ASEAN countries share the responsibility in handling the issue of the South China Sea with the "dual track" approach, resolving and managing disputes through consultations, and safeguarding regional peace and stability. All these serve the common interests of all littoral countries of the South China Sea.

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