The 14th ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (ACJCC) Meeting reviewed ASEAN-China dialogue relations and cooperation for the past one year.  Held last week, the Meeting focused on the implementation of ASEAN-China joint cooperation projects and activities covering the three pillars of political-security, economic, and socio-cultural, as well as the follow-up to the initiatives and outcomes of the 15th ASEAN-China Summit. The Meeting also looked into proposed commemmorative activities in celebrationof the 10th Anniversary of ASEAN-China strategic partnership.

China expressed its strong commitment to support the implementation of projects and activities under the ASEAN-China Plan of Action(2011-2015) and ASEAN community-building efforts.In this regard, the Meeting highlighted several important areas that both sides could work on to further strengthen their cooperation, which includes maritime cooperation and ASEAN connectivity. The Meeting also appreciated the work of theASEAN-China Centre (ACC) in Beijing—which is at its very early stage of operations—and endeavoured to work closely to support the ACC’s activities in promoting trade, investment, tourism, education, and culture.

The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Suvat Chirapant, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to ASEAN and H.E. Mme.  Yang Xiuping, Ambassador of the Mission of China to ASEAN in Jakarta. The Permanent Representatives of ASEAN Member States to ASEAN and their representatives, officials of the Mission of China to ASEAN and several line agencies in China, and the ASEAN Secretariat attended the meeting.