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Presidents Duterte, Xi conduct high-level meeting in Beijing

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation engaged in an expanded bilateral meeting with People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping and other Chinese government officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2017.

The meeting came on the heels of the successful Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation hosted by China.
The President, in his opening remarks prior to the start of the bilateral meeting, thanked the Chinese President for the invitation to return to China. President Duterte then expressed his intent to continue in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Following the successful bilateral meeting, President Duterte and President Xi witnessed the signing of various agreements between the members of their respective administrations.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and People's Republic of China Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan signed the agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two countries. The agreement will serve as the basis for the grant to be provided by China to the Philippines, to implement the grant of RMB 500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million Renminbi Yuan only) to conduct feasibility studies for major projects, construction of the drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centre and bridges crossing the Pasig River, and other projects agreed by both sides.
National Economic and Development Authority and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and People's Republic of China Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, meanwhile, signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in Human Resource Development.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China Director Nur Bekri, on the other hand, signed the MOU on Energy Cooperation.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and State Council Information Office, for their part, signed the MOU on News and Publishing. The MOU aims to serve as an implementing agreement between the Philippines and China based on the Memorandum of Agreement between the Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China on News and Information Exchange, Training and for Other Purposes, which was signed in Beijing on 20 October 2016 during the President's State Visit to China. The objective of cooperation under the MoU is for both Parties to enhance their capabilities in the field of international communication and publishing, to undertake joint or individual activities and programs that help strengthen cooperation between news organizations under the Parties. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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