Thursday, April 10, 2014
Philippines and China Agrees to Move Forward
Pres. Aquino welcomes the newly designated Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Jianhua during the presentation of credentials ceremony at the Music Room in Malacanang on Apr. 8, 2014. Looking on is Foreign Affairs Sec. Del Rosario. The Philippines and China have agreed to move forward with other aspects of it's relations such as promoting trade and combating transnational crimes despite a territorial row in the West Philippine Sea. The agreement to advance bilateral relations were reached during a very cordial meeting between PNoy and new Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Jianhua in Malacanang. The new Chinese ambassador presented his credentials to the President yesterday after arriving in the country last February. He was part of a group of new ambassadors who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacanang. Deputy Pres. Spokeswoman Valte said the President expressed gratitude to China for it's support for the communities affected by the Super Typhoon Yolanda. PNoy extended an invitation to the Chinese ambassador to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia that will be hosted by Manila next year. Malacanang downplayed concerns about the supposed delay in the presentation credentials of the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines despite his arrival in Manila last February saying it's just a matter of scheduling.
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