China stands ready to sign friendship treaty with all neighbors, Chinese President Xi says


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday China stands ready to sign treaties of good-neighborliness, friendship and cooperation with all its neighbors to provide strong support for the development of bilateral relations as well as prosperity and stability in the region.

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China has signed such treaties with eight of its neighbors and is holding discussion to sign the same treaty with ASEAN, said Xi while delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference held in the country’s southern island of Hainan.