The Philippine and Chinese governments have reaffirmed the “continuing vitality” of their bilateral relations amid the constraints posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The reaffirmation was made during the official visit of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. to China where he met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
“The two foreign ministers held a bilateral meeting to take stock of priority political and economic bilateral cooperation initiatives. Both sides reaffirmed the continuing vitality of relations despite the constraints imposed by COVID-19, and pledged to forge ahead with sustained policy dialogues, as well as economic and infrastructure cooperation projects,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday.
Wang affirmed China’s commitment to supporting the Duterte administration’s infrastructure drive under the “Build, Build, Build” program.