PLA Deputy Chief of General Staff Xiong Guangkai Visited the Philippines
2005-05-30 00:00

From May 22 to 25, 2005, Xiong Guangkai, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the Philippines and held the first PRC-RP Defense and Security talks with Philippine Defense Undersecretary Antonio Santos. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral military exchanges and international and regional issues of common interests. They also signed an agreement for China to turn over US$ 1.2 million worth of engineering equipment to the Philippines and the discussed the detail of the mechanism for PRC-RP Defense and Security Consultation.

Courtesy call  on Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Meeting with Philippine Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz

During the visit, General Xiong also met with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz and Chief of Staff of Philippine Armed Forces General Afren Abu.

Meeting with Philippine National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales

Chief of Staff of Philippine Armed Forces General Afren Abu

Co-chairing PRC-RP Defense and Security Consultation

Shaking hands with Philippine officer

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