Meeting with President Xi Jinping in Hangzhou
We had a good exchange on the close and substantive cooperation between ASEAN and China. This year to mark the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue relations, we are convening the ASEAN-China Commemorative Summit. Singapore is the Coordinator of ASEAN-China Dialogue relations and will continue to work with our partners to promote closer ties.
President Xi and I are both pleased with the progress of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI) that we launched last November (http://bit.ly/2bUp9v6). It fits China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy to foster interconnectivity with its neighbours.
Singapore has a close and longstanding friendship with China. May our cooperation develop and benefit both countries as we prosper together.
I look forward to visiting Chongqing tomorrow. It’ll be my first visit since we launched the CCI - LHL