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Today Ifeel more than happy to have the opportunity togather together with leaders of nine ASEANcountries for the fires time to discuss and explorethe development of Chinese-ASEAN friendship andcooperation oriented toward the 21st century. Firstof all, I wish to offer my warm congratulations toASEAN on its 30th anniversary.
This meeting, I believe, marks the beginning of a new stage of development in Chinese-ASEANrelations.
With the purpose of engaging active participation broadening common ground, enhancingmutual trust and strengthening cooperation, I have come here to explore together withASEAN leaders the objectives and guidelines for the development of our future relations.
At this important historical juncture on the eve of the new century, we should approach andhandle our bilateral relations from a long-rang strategic perspective and forge aChinese-ASEAN good-neighborly partnership of mutual trust orientated toward the 21stcentury. This is not only in conformity with the trend of the times and in the fundamentalinterest of China and ASEAN countries, but also facilitates the establishment of a just andrational new international order and the advancement of the lofty cause of peace anddevelopment of Asia and the world at large.
Both the Chinese and the ASIAN people are industrious and courageous people full ofwisdom. Since ancient times, they have created brilliant civilizations and built up fine culturaltraditions full of Oriental character in their own lands, thus making important contributions tothe progress of humanity. Joined together by mountains and rivers or facing each other acrossthe sea, China and ASEAN countries have developed a profound traditional friendship amongthe people in the course of their age-old contacts and exchanges.
Profound changes have taken place in both China and ASEAN countries. Through a century-longstruggle and sacrifice, the Chinese people won their national liberation and established theNew China. With decades of more efforts, they have built China into a socialist country withinitial prosperity. Through protracted and arduous struggle, the people of ASEAN countrieshave also shaken off the yoke of colonialism, won their national independence and scoredcommendable achievements in their course of nation building.