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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Manila

China’s top diplomat arrives for two-day visit

MANILA – State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived shortly before 2:00 P.M., Friday to meet with his counterpart Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr and possibly President Rodrigo Duterte tomorrow.

It will be recalled Foreign Minister Wang visited Africa earlier and now in four of the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He earlier visited Myanmar, Indonesia and Brunei.

Minister Wang was met at the Villamor Air Base by Foreign Secretary Locsin, Philippine Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Chito Sta. Romana, DFA Protocol Chief Porfirio Mayo and Chinese Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian.

In a statement, the DFA said China’s top diplomat will do bilateral meetings to boost cooperation, in trade and investments, infrastructure development as well as response to the prevailing COVID-19.

Minister Wang is in the Philippines to reciprocate Secretary Locsin’s visit to China in October 2020. (Melo M. Acuña)

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives at Villamor Air Base early Friday afternoon. He was met by Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Sta. Romana. (Photos from the Department of Foreign Affairs)

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