Despite the slowdown in its economy, “China is still the largest market for ASEAN, and a growth engine for ASEAN, as well as the world,” said Dr Surin Pisuwan, Secretary-General for ASEAN. it has been the growth engine for the rest of the world.”

The Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN Member States met the Chinese Minister of Commerce for the Eleventh AEM-MOFCOM Consultations.

In his opening remarks, Cambodian Senior Minister, as well Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh, pointed out that this year marks the 21st anniversary of the ASEAN-China strategic dialogue partnership. The Minister, who is also the chair of the meeting, said the the consultations are a very important platform to promote economic cooperation between ASEAN and China.

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