Wang Yi: China supports PH’s efforts to safeguard national sovereignty

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in Manila on Saturday, January 16.

Wang said that China firmly supports the efforts made by the Philippines to safeguard national sovereignty.

He hailed the close ties between the two countries, saying bilateral relations have withstood various tests, and the friendship between the two peoples have been strengthened in jointly combating the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Wang called for further exchanges and cooperation between the two sides in 2021 with a particular focus on anti- COVID-19 pandemic efforts and economic recovery.

The Chinese foreign minister also assured his Philippine counterpart that China is ready to accelerate trade liberalization and facilitation and strengthen cooperation on cross-border e-commerce and finance to share development opportunities and development fruits with Philippines.

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