President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace
April 22, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister (SCFM) Qin Gang during a courtesy call at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace.

SCFM Qin is on a three-day official visit to the Philippines from 21-23 April 2023 upon the invitation of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Enrique Manalo. His visit continues the series of high-level interactions between the Philippines and China in 2023 following the state visit of President Marcos Jr. to China in early January.

This is SCFM Qin’s first official engagement with the Philippines since his appointment as both Foreign Minister and State Councilor in late December 2022 and early March 2023, respectively.

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