Ambassador Zhao Jianhua Called Upon Hon. Foreign Secretary Locsin
H.E. Ambassador Zhao Jianhua of the People's Republic of China called upon the Philippine Foreign Secretary Hon. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. on 19 November 2018. Present at the meeting were H.E. Ambassador Jose Santiago "Chito" L. Sta. Romana and Hon. Assistant Secretary Meynardo L.B. Montealegre.
Ambassador Zhao warmly congratulated Hon. Secretary Locsin on becoming the Philippines' new Foreign Secretary, and conveyed the cordial greetings from State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Wang's appreciation for the friendly and warm hospitality as well as the fruitful outcomes during his recent visit to the Philippines. Ambassador Zhao highly appreciated the important role that Hon. Secretary Locsin has been playing in the preparations for the upcoming state visit by H.E. President Xi Jinping to the Philippines, and underlined that he stands ready to work together with the Hon. Secretary to ensure a complete success of the state visit.
Hon. Secretary Locsin stressed that it was a great honor for him to welcome State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the Philippines right after his assumption of office. He added that the Philippine side as well as himself attaches great significance to the state visit of President Xi to the Philippines, and he stands ready to work shoulder by shoulder with the Chinese side to ensure a secure, smooth and fruitful visit so as to elevate the China-Philippines relationship to a new height.
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