Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian called on President Duterte
2020/03/13
                                                         
H.E. Huang Xilian, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, called on H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines, at the Malacañan Palace in Manila on March 11, 2020. Present were Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Eric Borje, and Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy Tan Qingsheng.

President Duterte extended sympathies to the Chinese people affected by COVID-19 outbreak, and expressed full confidence that China will defeat the epidemic under the strong leadership of H.E. President Xi Jinping.

President Duterte also anticipated to deepen practical cooperation in multiple fields between the Philippines and China, as this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties of the two countries.

                                                       

Ambassador Huang assured President Duterte on furthering China-Philippines cooperation, including major infrastructure projects and robust trade, and reiterated that China will consistently support the independent foreign policy of the Philippines for its own good.

Ambassador Huang also appreciated the solidarity as well as the valuable support extended by the Philippine government and people amid the epidemic outbreak. In the same spirit, China stands ready to join hands with the Philippines to overcome the current difficulties, and is willing to extend assistance to the best of its capabilities in line with the needs of the Philippine side.

                                                                 

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