Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Manila this week
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang due in Manila for a two-day visit
MANILA – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will do embark on a two-day official visit to the Philippines on invitation of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. from January 15-16,2021.
In a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs, it said the visit reciprocates Secretary Locsin’s visit to China in October 2020.
It will be recalled during their virtual meeting in July last year, the State Councilor’s visit attests to the sustained high-level engagement of the two countries. “It also symbolizes the determination and steady progress of both China and the Philippines for the gradual re-opening their respective societies and economies,” the statement revealed.
The DFA statement explained Secretary Locsin and his Chinese counterpart will hold a bilateral meeting to consider ways to accelerate mutually beneficial cooperation, particularly in the priority areas of trade and investments, infrastructure development and addressing the pandemic. (Melo M. Acuña)
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the Philippine media in a file photo during his visit in July 25,2017. (File Photo/Melo M. Acuna)