Visit to China by Leaders of ASEAN Countries Friendship Organizations
At the invitation of CPAFFC, a 22-person delegation of ASEAN Countries Friendship Organizations Leaders paid a visit to Beijing and Anhui from November 21 to 25. During the visit, they attended the 1st ASEAN-China Friendship Organizations Leaders Meeting. H.E. Mr. Luo Fuhe, Vice Chairman of CPPCC National Committee, Madame Gu Xiulian, President of China-ASEAN Association, Madame Lin Yi, Vice President of CPAFFC, Mr. Li Jinbin, Party Secretary of CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Mr. Song Guoquan, Party Secretary of CPC Hefei Municipal Committee met the delegation respectively.
Main delegates include H. E. Mr. Korn Dabbaransi, President of Thai-Chinese Friendship Association, H. E. Mr. EK Sam Ol, President of the Cambodia-China Friendship Association, H. E. Mr. Lytou Boupao, Vice President of Laos-China Friendship Association, H. E. Mr. Nguyen Van Tho, Vice President of Vietnam-China Friendship Association, H. E. U Sein Win Aung, President of Myanmar-China Friendship Association, Dr. MD Firdaus ABD Rahman,Vice President of Brunei-China Friendship Association, Mr. Paiman Mak, Deputy Chairman of Association of Indonesia-China Economic, Social and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Chin Then Shoong, Assistant Secretary General of Malaysia-China Friendship Association, and Mr. Loh Weng Kee, Head of Social Activities Group of Singapore-China Friendship Association.
The meeting was one of the series of activities marking the 25th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations. The CPAFFC and ASEAN delegates reached many consensuses in improving the mechanism of “Conference on ASEAN-China People-to-People Friendship” and unanimously agreed on a MOU. The participants were also given a lecture by Mr. Huang Xilian, Deputy Director General of the Asian Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Advance the China-ASEAN Relations” and had face-to-face communication. The ASEAN delegates also met with leaders from friendship associations of Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Qinzhou city of Guangxi Autonomous Region. In Anhui province, the delegation visited the Hefei Economic and Technological Development Area, Jianghuai Automobile Company and Sungrowth Electric company and reached initial intention on cooperation in new energy and people-to-people fields.