Music Room, Malacañan Palace
March 11, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed His Excellency Huang Xilian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines, in a courtesy call at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace.

Ambassador Xilian assumed his post after the six-year stint of former Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, which coincided with the 45th anniversary of Philippines-China diplomatic relations.

Prior to his posting in the country, Ambassador Xilian served as China’s envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The courtesy call was attended by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay and DOH Public Health Services Team Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, among other invited guests.

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