China will stand firmly with the Philippines to jointly fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic and push for economic recovery, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.
Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that China has decided to donate a batch of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines for its urgent need.
And China will help the Philippines to facilitate vaccine procurement from Chinese enterprises, the Chinese foreign minister added, emphasizing that cooperation is the best way to defeat the pandemic.
In addition, China will also help the Philippines’ economic recovery and strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in the post-pandemic period.
According to Wang, China and the Philippines have successfully completed 11 joint projects with the construction of some others underway. The negotiations are going on over some new projects.