China confirms commitment to RCEP Agreement
China will continue working with all parties to prepare for signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement this year, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during a daily conference Friday.
The remarks of FM spokesperson Zhao Lijian ran as follows.
Shenzhen TV: The RCEP Ministerial Meeting was held via videolink on August 27. Can you give us details about the meeting?
Zhao Lijian: The RCEP Ministerial Meeting was held via videolink on August 27. A Joint Media Statement was issued after the meeting. It underscores the significant role that the RCEP Agreement could play in post-pandemic recovery efforts as well as in contributing to the growth and stability of the regional and global economy. It notes that the signing of the RCEP Agreement would enhance business confidence, contribute to trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific, strengthen the regional economic architecture and maintain the stability of the regional and global industrial and supply chains, as well as demonstrate the region's support for an open, inclusive, and rules-based multilateral trading system. The Ministers were pleased with the significant progress made towards finalizing the RCEP Agreement for signing this year as planned.
China will continue supporting ASEAN centrality, working with all parties for the signing of the RCEP Agreement within this year, and playing an important role in maintaining stable regional and global economic development.
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