On March 26, 2021, the 13th ASEAN Plus Three Senior Official Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication and Related Meetings was held via video conferencing. Dr. Tan Weiping, Deputy Director-General of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) attended the meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Thailand with the theme “Rural Development for Sustainable Poverty Eradication: Towards a Caring and Resilient ASEAN”.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Tan Weiping introduced China’s achievements and experience in poverty reduction, and expressed the willingness to continuously strengthen exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries. Dr. Tan said that in June this year, IPRCC will host the 14th ASEAN-China Social Development and Poverty Reduction Forum to further strengthen experience exchanges and promote practical cooperation. All ASEAN countries are welcome to send representatives to participate.
Participants of all parties also held fruitful discussions concerning issues including Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, etc.
Officials from the Foreign Affairs Division and Exchange Division of IPRCC also joined the meeting.