On Octorber 24 and 25, co-sponsored by National Institute of International Strategy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Guangxi University, and organized by China-ASEAN Collaborative Innovation Center for Regional Development ，the “10+3”Connectivity Partnership International Forum·2016 has been successfully held in CARI. Important officials and scholars from ASEAN countries, Japan, Korea, relavant institutions of China, and all the teachers and students in CARI have attended this forum.
Mr. Luo Songtao, the First Secretary of the Department of Asia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China(FMPRC), Professor Zhang Xiekui, Vice President of Guangxi University, and Professor Li Xiangyang, Dean of the National Institute of International Strategy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have respectively delivered the opening remarks. As for the theme of this forum——Roadmap for East Asian Connectivity, Mr. Luo Songtao said, “With the development of the Belt and Road Initiative put forward by China, connectivity is considered as an important cooperation content, the question of how to promote the construction of connectivity among ASEAN countries has been put on the agenda.”Vice President Zhang Xiekui expected to construct China-ASEAN strategic partnership through such forum. And Professor Li Xiangyang said that it is because of so many existing differences that we should emphasize consensus more.
“The Present Situation of the East Asian Connectivity”，“Lancang River—Mekong River Cooperation and ASEAN’s Connectivity”,“Work Together to Promote East Asian Connectivity”and“East Asian Connectivity” both became the focuses of intense meetings of October. 24-25. The participants made deep communication and conversation from multi-angle, and shared the present situation，experiences and future planning at construction of connectivity in their respective countries. Finaly, they express the wishes about work together to promote the construction of connectivity.
At the wrap-up session, Prof. Wang Yuzhu, CARI’s distinguished researcher from National Institute of International Strategy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made the final remark for the forum. He considered that many satisfying findings have been achieved on this workshop with a warm atmosphere, and then he said there are many differences in every country, only by attaching great importance to the common interests can we truly construct the partnership of connectivity.