A photo taken on September 16, 2022 shows the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. (Xinhua/Zhouhua)
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdek Techo Hun Sen said the implementation of the regional comprehensive economic partnership would also be the “core framework” for building the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area Version 3.0 in the future.
PHNOM PENH, Sept. 17 (Xinhua News Agency) — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdek Techo Hun Sen said on Friday that China-ASEAN economic cooperation has increased significantly since the two countries signed the ASEAN-China Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation in 2002. achieved fruitful results. and other free trade and investment agreements.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech delivered via videolink at the opening ceremony of the 19th China-ASEAN Expo that the two countries had successfully completed the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Versions 1.0 and 2.0 over the past few years. Cambodia is implementing this agreement with the new version 3.0.
To further expand and deepen the scope of economic cooperation with China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), minimize barriers to trade in goods, services and investment, and promote the development of the digital economy and green growth. I urge you to be more careful. Capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
“I am confident that the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) starting this year will not only create and bring more trade and investment opportunities to countries in the region, but will also contribute significantly to the growth of the above countries. I mentioned the sector,” he said.
He added that the RCEP implementation will also be the “core framework” for building the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area Version 3.0 in the future.
An aerial photo taken on August 28, 2022 shows a view of Qinzhou Harbor in Qinzhou City, Guangxi, Southern China. Launched in 2017, the new international land-sea trade corridor is a trade and logistics corridor jointly constructed by the province-level regions in western China and ASEAN member states. (Xinhua News Agency/Zhang Ailin)
Meanwhile, the Cambodian leader expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for always giving high priority to supporting the development and prosperity of ASEAN.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said, “Cambodia, as the ASEAN Chair in 2022, will further strengthen ASEAN cooperation with the People’s Republic of China and take steps to ensure the sustainability, inclusiveness and resilience of the socio-economic development of both regions. We will keep trying,” he said.
The 19th China-ASEAN Expo will be held online and offline from September 16th to 19th in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
ASEAN Group Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. ■