Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his ten ASEAN counterparts on June 8 at Chongqing when they discussed restoring tourism and other economic exchanges battered by COVID-19, to more coordinated efforts in fighting the pandemic and the feasibility of creating a vaccine passport to allow freer travel among them. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was to meet separately with each of his counterparts on the sidelines of the conference. The People's Daily (June 10) reported that at the special foreign ministers' meeting held in Chongqing from June 7 to 8, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN and the sixth Lancang-Mekong cooperation foreign ministers' meeting held in Chongqing, all parties reached broad consensus on strengthening China-ASEAN cooperation and Lancang-Mekong cooperation, showing a bright prospect for deepening unity and cooperation and creating a better future together. It said 'working together for 30 years, China-ASEAN relations have achieved leapfrog development. Both parties have become the largest trading partners, the most connotative partners, and the most dynamic strategic partners' and 'jointly established the most successful model of Asia-Pacific regional cooperation'. It highlighted that in 2020, China and ASEAN are each other's largest trading partners for the first time. Two-way investment continues to expand and tends to be balanced, surpassing the $200 billion mark in total'. The People's Daily article said 'China and ASEAN have always put each other at the top of their foreign relations, providing political guidance for the development of their relations'.

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