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China for the 1st time agrees to the 'concept of Indo-Pacific' under ASEAN framework


  • China and ASEAN have agreed to advance cooperation under the framework of 'ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP)' as China for the first time agreed to the 'concept of Indo-Pacific'. 
  • The joint statement of ASEAN-China special virtual Summit to commemorate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations held said AOIP is aimed to develop enhanced strategic trust and win-win cooperation between countries in the region. 
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping also mentioned AOIP in his speech while addressing the summit as co-chair via video link.