Music Room, Malacañang
19 October 2012

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañang as part of the regular consultations being held to further strengthen ties between the two nations.

The special envoy was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asian Affairs Department Deputy Director General Hong Liang, MFA Asian Affairs Counselor Dai Qingli, MFA Director Yin HaiHong and MFA Asian Affairs Deputy Director Wang Hong Liu.

Fu will also meet with other Philippine senior officials to review issues of mutual concern and discuss bilateral cooperation in various fields like tourism, education, agriculture, defense and security relations.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ma. Theresa Lazaro and Foreign Affairs China Division Director Aileen Mendiola-Rau were also present during the meeting.