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President Duterte receives Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister in courtesy call

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with People's Republic of China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on October 29, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, October 29, receives  Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a courtesy call here at Panacan to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

In his remarks, President Duterte conveyed the Philippines’ intention to further deepen the diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi likewise conveyed the Chinese government’s similar commitment to the Philippines.

The closed-door meeting between the Foreign Minister and the President lasted for more than an hour.

The Chinese Foreign Minister was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Vice Minister  Kong Xuanyou, China International Development Cooperation Agency Deputy Director Zhou Liujun, MFA-Department of Asian Affairs Director-General Wu Jianghao, and MFA-Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs Director  General Yi Xianliang. 

Also present were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Strategic Communications Ernesto Abella, and Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana. ###PND