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Vice-premier to visit Philippines

Updated: Mar 14,2017 7:14 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Wang Yang will pay an official visit to the Philippines from March 16 to 19 at the invitation of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on March 14.

During his visit, Wang will meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and hold talks with the economic leadership team of the country, spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a routine news briefing.

Wang will attend the opening ceremony of China-ASEAN tourism cooperation year and deliver a speech to a China-Philippines economic and trade forum, Hua said.

Wang’s visit will move the China-Philippines strategic and cooperative relationship for peace and development forward, Hua said.