China international minister to visit Philippines mid-January

Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) – January 12, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese Point out Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make a two-day official stop by to the Philippines setting up Friday on the invitation of Overseas Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., the Division of International Affairs (DFA) declared.

Wang’s stop by from Jan. 15 to 16 reciprocates Locsin’s visit to China in October last calendar year.

The DFA reported Locsin and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to keep a bilateral assembly to contemplate means to speed up mutually useful cooperation, significantly in the priority spots of trade and investments, infrastructure development and addressing the pandemic.

Together with their virtual meeting in July last calendar year, the DFA mentioned the point out councilor’s go to attests to the sustained high-level engagement of the two countries.

“It also symbolizes the dedication and regular development of the two sides towards step by step reopening their societies and economies,” the DFA stated in a assertion.

Chinese Overseas Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying declared Sunday that Wang will also pay out formal visits to Myanmar, Indonesia and Brunei this week.

Locsin designed an formal check out to China on Oct. 9 -11 on the invitation of Wang. He gained Locsin and his entourage in Tengchong Town, in the southern province of Yunnan.

Throughout a conference, Wang conveyed to Locsin that the Philippines and China will have to stay “permanent” buddies regardless of any variations in the international predicament and “shelve” the South China Sea dispute.

Wang told Locsin that China will go on to assistance the Philippines in its fight against the pandemic until the last victory, as properly as supplying any vital anti COVID-19 means and sharing expertise in combating the pandemic.

Malacañang declared yesterday that the Philippines has secured 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Chinese drug maker Sinovac, the very first batch of which will get there in the state subsequent month.