By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato
CHINESE State Council and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be visiting the country from Sept. 16 to 18, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The agenda: To improve relations between Philippines and China.
This comes after economic managers, led by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III, urged for more cooperation in various projects during their visit to China last month.
In a statement, Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said that the upcoming visit shows that “our bilateral ties are becoming solid and steady as never before.”
“The Philippines and China are both committed to continue on the path of cooperation, all the while ensuring that the Filipino and the Chinese peoples will reap the dividends of our mutual efforts,” he added.
The DFA said that both parties will continue to discuss further cooperation on oil and gas exploration, as well as the Philippine government’s Build, Build, Build program.
The South China Sea dispute will also be discussed during Mr. Wang’s official visit next week.