Chinese medical experts end two-week Philippine mission
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr, and Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III sent off the 12-man Chinese medical experts team this afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 after a two-week mission to Manila.
The two ranking government officials expressed their appreciation to the Chinese government and the medical experts sent to help the Philippines respond to the threats of COVID-19.
The Chinese medical experts finished their two-week mission with visits to hospitals and COVID-19 facilities. They also shared their technical advice on COVID-19 prevention and control in the country as well as exchanges of medical treatment experiences with their Filipino counterparts with the close coordination provided by the Department of Health (DOH).
The best practices from both sides provide an opportunity for Filipino and Chinese health experts to share valuable information in the global fight against the pandemic. The Chinese government was reported to have offered continued coordination and cooperation on health matters.
Among the officials in attendance were NAP COVID019 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., Chief Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Robert E. Borje, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Atty. Brigido J. Dulay, Jr. and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian. (Melo M. Acuña)
Filipino officials send off the 12-man Chinese medical experts Sundaya afternoon after completing their two-week mission to Manila. Among the well-wishers were Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III and Chinese Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian. (DFA Photos)