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China, Asean push tourism cooperation

The China-ASEAN Tourism Cooperation Year was launched in Manila on March 16, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang leading over 1,000 guests at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Premier Li Keqiang, in a message read by Wang, cited ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)’s “pivotal role in regional cooperation” and noted that ASEAN and China are “friendly neighbors with cultural bonds and long-lasting friendship.”

He pointed out that tourism cooperation is an essential part of exchanges and cooperation between ASEAN and China.
For his part, President Duterte said in his message that he hoped the new tourism cooperation will drive inclusive and sustainable growth, bring all countries involved even closer and promote regional peace, security and development.