China to promote cooperation with Southeast Asian countries – Chinese President

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:12 GMT, Nov 7, 2015 |

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday vowed to promote cooperation with Southeast Asian countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Xi made remarks when delivering a speech at the National University of Singapore.

The visiting president explained China-ASEAN ties and regional situation in the speech.

Xi said China will advocate cooperation with ASEAN and support the growth of ASEAN .

“China will firmly develop friendly cooperation with ASEAN, firmly support the growth of ASEAN, firmly support the construction of the ASEAN Community, and firmly support ASEAN in playing a leading role in East Asia,” said Xi.

The ASEAN Community, the first sub-regional community in Asia, will be set up by the end of December.