Matina Enclaves, Davao City
March 27, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received His Excellency Song Tao, Minister of International Department of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China (IDCPC), in a courtesy call at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City.

During the meeting, President Duterte welcomed the Chinese Minister in his hometown and expressed his enthusiasm on the current relationship between the Philippines and China, citing the notable trade relations of the two countries.

On the other hand, Minister Song Tao expressed his gratitude towards President Duterte and wished him great health and success as he serves the Filipino people.

President Duterte was accompanied in the courtesy call by Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Acting Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Ernesto Abella, and DFA-Mindanao Assistant Secretary Norman Garibay.

On the Chinese side, Minister Song Tao was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, IDCPC Director General Sun Haiyan, IDCPC Deputy Director Ma Xuesong, and IDCPC Director Xu Min.