Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin Meets with the Delegation of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Philippines
2016/09/19
 

On September 13, 2016, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin met with the delegation of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Philippines led by Chairman Jose Romulo in Beijing. Former Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Wang Chungui, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Bai Tian and others were present.

Liu Zhenmin welcomed the delegation of the Foreign Relations Committee of Philippines to visit China. He said that for most of the 41 years since the establishment of diplomatic relationship between the two countries, China-Philippines relations have enjoyed smooth development, but suffered a setback in recent years due to reasons well known to all. At present, China-Philippines relations are at a new turning point. We hope that the Philippine side can meet China halfway, properly handle differences, and pull bilateral relations back to the track of negotiation and friendly cooperation.

Jose Romulo thanked the Chinese side for its hospitality and said that the Philippines and China enjoy time-honored traditional friendship. Friendly cooperation between the two countries is the right choice. The Foreign Relations Committee of the Philippines is willing to contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations and the resumption of dialogue and cooperation.

The Foreign Relations Committee is a famous think tank in the Philippines. It is invited by the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs to visit China. Besides Beijing, the delegation will visit Fujian province as well.

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