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Join Hands to Create a Better Future for China-ASEAN Dentistry
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on November 1, 2006 delivered a speech entitled "Join Hands to Create a Better Future for China-ASEAN Relations" at China-ASEAN summit marking the 15th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASEAN dialogue. To respond this initiative, GXMU College of Stomatology actively creates new channels, against the backdrop that the China-ASEAN Expo. is held in Nanning, Guangxi every year. The commencementof China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry held by GXMU College of Stomatology turned a brand new page in China-ASEAN cooperation.
As an important program of the 5th China-ASEAN Expo., 1st China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry was successfully convened in Nanning, Guangxi, China, from November 7 – 10, 2008. With the aim of increasing understanding and friendship, promoting cooperation and pushing forward the exchanges of dentistry between China and ASEAN nations, many Ministers of Health, Presidents of Dental Associations, and eminent experts from China, ASEAN countries as well as USA and Europeans attended China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry 2008. The outcomes of this historical event had significant contributions in shaping the future development of dentistry in China and the ASEAN countries. To further learn about China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry, the announcement is represented.

China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry 2008 Announcement

      The China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry 2008 was held in Nanning, Guangxi, China from November 8 to 9, 2008, sponsored by the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and organized by College of Stomatology of Guangxi Medical University in cooperation with Chinese Stomatological Association, Dental Associations of ASEAN countries, the Department of Health and the Department of Education of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guangxi Medical University.

 Leaders, scholars, and experts from ASEAN countries and China attended the forum and extended great support to the forum, shared their perspectives, experiences, updates and strategies for the development and cooperation of dentistry, and reached a general consensus as follow:

1. The first China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry is a successful and well-organized event. It achieved the expected results.

2. The China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry as a part of China-ASEAN Expo has a great significance on promoting regional cooperation and common development between ASEAN countries and China.

       3. China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry selected Nanning, Guangxi as the permanent venue and set up Secretariat of China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry as a long standing institution in the College of Stomatology of Guangxi Medical University.

       4. China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry should be held in every two years in general cases.

       5. China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry should provide a platform for gathering, communication, cooperation, education, governmental policies and guidance, and finally personnel training between ASEAN countries and China.

        The statement was announced on November 8, 2008 in Nanning, Guangxi, P. R. China.