At the 24th ASEAN-China Summit, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam emphasizes the need for ASEAN and China to continue to uphold multilateralism and international law, including the U.N. Charter and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, UNCLOS. In the titah, His Majesty expresses appreciation for China's donations of vaccines and medical supplies to ASEAN Member States, including Brunei Darussalam. The Monarch highlights that China has continued to play a crucial role in the long-term development of the region, which is evident through cooperation in various areas, ranging from economic, people-to-people exchanges, and recently, pandemic response. In this regard, His Majesty looks forward to the Special Summit to Commemorate 30 Years of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in November 2021, which will be a good opportunity to reflect on the ASEAN-China partnership for the last 30 years, and chart the way to a new level of relations that will benefit the people and region.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China in his statement, emphasised China's commitment to multilateralism, anti-COVID cooperation, promotion of economic growth and business cooperation as well as to uphold regional architectures centered around ASEAN. ASEAN stands as a priority of China's diplomacy in ASEAN integration and centrality. His Excellency Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN delivered the ASEAN Common Statement on ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations, which underscored the support for maintaining ASEAN centrality and unity in the evolving regional architecture as well as the importance of multilateralism, regionalism and international law in promoting regional peace and prosperity.
Source: Radio Television Brunei