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FM: China open to cooperation between Greater Mekong Sub-region and other countries

(People's Daily Online)

17:29, May 02, 2012

Liu Weimin, Foreign Ministry spokesman, at the press conference of April 24 (Foreign Ministry of China)

Beijing, May 2 (People's Daily Online)--The Foreign Ministry held a press conference on April 24, in which Liu Weimin, Foreign Ministry spokesman answered the reporters' questions.

Question: The fourth Mekong-Japan Summit was held in Tokyo recently. How does China comment on the outcome of the meeting? Separately, Japanese Prime Minister Noda said that Japan will regard the region as its priority area of assistance. Media comments say that this move of Japan is aimed at countering China's influence in the region. How does China comment?

Answer: China is open to the cooperation between countries outside this region and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). We welcome relevant country's provision of financing and technology to countries in the sub-region based on their actual needs in order to help them realize all-round social and economic development.

In promoting the cooperation on the development of the sub-region, China and Japan can bring to bear each other's advantages, step up communication and coordination to push forward the development and prosperity of countries in the sub-region.

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