Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning attended the opening ceremony of the 18th China-ASEAN Expo by via videoconference.

The 18th China-ASEAN Expo takes place from Sept. 10-13, 2021 with the theme of “Sharing Opportunities Created by the New Land-Sea Corridor, Building the China-ASEAN Community with a Shared Future”.

“Today, I am truly honoured to deliver my remarks at the opening session of the 18th China-ASEAN Expo with the theme ‘Sharing Opportunities Created by the New Land-Sea Corridor, Building the China-ASEAN Community with a Shared Future’,” he said in his remarks.

Certainly, this 18th China-ASEAN Expo bears a testimony to the great success of China-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership, which has brought about development in all fields and prosperity for the nations and the people of ASEAN and China.

“In this spirit, I would like to express my pleasure and congratulations to the 30th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership as well as the Anniversary of China-ASEAN Commitment to Sustainable Development,” he continued.

In parallel, the resounding success achieved during the past 30 years has become concrete foundation for ASEAN and China in laying out a great path and creating new opportunities for achieving a shared prosperous and inclusive future. “Going forward, I am of the view that China and ASEAN must continue working together in the fight against and overcoming Covid-19 pandemic so as to sustain socio-economic activities and people’s livelihood. The fight against this global pandemics requires solidarity, trust, joint planning as well as action in a prudent manner under multilateralism mechanism with respect for international law and sovereignty of each country,” he added.

The China-ASEAN Expo is an international economic and trade event jointly confirmed by the leaders of China and ASEAN. It was proposed by the Chinese side at the 7th ASEAN-China Summit in October 2003 that this expo be annually held in Nanning, Guangxi, China from the year 2004 onwards. The proposal gained positive feedback from the heads of state/government of the 10 ASEAN countries, and was written into the Chairman’s Statement released afterwards. The 1st CAEXPO was successfully concluded in Nanning in November 2004, since then Nanning has become the permanent host city of the CAEXPO.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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