Beijing, People’s Republic of China
October 18, 2016
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived at the Beijing Capital International Airport onboard Philippine Airlines flight PR001 at 8:05 pm to begin his four-day State Visit to the People’s Republic of China.
Charge d’Affaires Elizabeth Te together with Philippine Embassy officials welcomed the President and his delegation while from the Chinese side, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao were also present.
From the airport, the President proceeded to the Grand Hyatt Hotel where he would be staying for the entire duration of his State Visit. He was welcomed at the hotel by its general manager, Richard Simmons, and other Philippine Embassy officials and staff.
President Duterte’s visit aims to reaffirm the 41 years of diplomatic ties with China and achieve the shared objectives of both countries.
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