Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong delivers a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the 10th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou, July 28, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)
China and ASEAN should enhance cultural exchanges, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said Friday.
Liu made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the tenth China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in the southwestern city of Guiyang.
"The Education Cooperation Week has promoted people-to-people exchanges and offered opportunities for China and ASEAN to learn from each other, " Liu said.
Mentioning the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN this year, Liu said China has always taken ASEAN as a diplomatic priority and China-ASEAN relationship has made great progress and grown mature.
China-ASEAN relations go far beyond a bilateral level and hold regional, even global significance, Liu said.
Liu also met with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Friday, who is in China for the China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week.