1. Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN Member States and China (“the Ministers”) met on 30 August 2018 in Singapore for the Seventeenth AEM-MOFCOM Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, and H.E. Mdm. Gao Yan, Vice Minister of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China (representing H.E. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China).

2. The Ministers reaffirmed ASEAN and China’s strong commitment to further strengthen the trade and economic relations between both sides, noting that in 2018 ASEAN and China celebrate the 15th anniversary of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership, the “ASEAN-China Year of Innovation”. The Ministers also welcomed the forthcoming Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 Statement that will guide the future direction of ASEAN-China relations to be adopted at the upcoming 21 ASEAN-China Summit in November 2018.

Download the full Statement here.

Download the Opening Remarks here.