Gov’t approves draft MoU on establishment of ASEAN-China Center

The Government of Viet Nam has approved the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of the ASEAN-China Center between the Governments of ASEAN members States and the Government of China.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh, on behalf of the Vietnamese Government, is authorized to sign the MoU at the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting in Manila, the Philippines on August 6, 2017.

ASEAN-China dialogue relationship was officially established in 1991 when China was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the 24th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting as the guest of the Malaysian Government in July 1991 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

China officially became a full dialogue partner of ASEAN at the 29th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in July 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

ASEAN and China agreed to strengthen cooperation in 11 priority areas such as agriculture, information technology, human resource development, Mekong Region development, energy, investment, transport, culture, public health, tourism and environment.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam