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NHC vice-minister meets with ASEAN deputy secretary-general

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Updated: 2019-10-17

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Li Bin (R), vice-minister of the China's National Health Commission, meets with Kung Phoak, ASEAN deputy secretary-general, on Oct 15 [Photo/nhc.gov.cn] 

Li Bin, vice-minister of China's National Health Commission (NHC), met with ASEAN Deputy Secretary-general Kung Phoak in Beijing on Oct 15. The two sides exchanged views on health cooperation.

China and ASEAN share deeply-rooted friendship and significant partnership, said Li. He briefly reviewed China-ASEAN health cooperation in recent years, stressing that further cooperation enjoys bright prospects.

Li noted that China is willing to advance collaboration with ASEAN in the Healthy China Action and ASEAN Post-2015 Health Development Agenda and build a "health Silk Road" with ASEAN in health security, development and innovation.

Kung Phoak appreciated China's long-term support for the health development of ASEAN countries. He said that he hopes to deepen bilateral collaboration in infectious disease prevention and control and public health emergency response, protect regional health security and bring people more health benefits.


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