Music Room, Malacañan Palace
February 20, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) Central Committee in a courtesy call at the Music Room of Malacañan Palace.

The IDCPC, an agency under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is in charge of conducting foreign relations with other political parties. Since its founding in 1951, it has continuously expanded its international exchanges and communications with more than 400 political parties and organizations in over 140 countries.

The IDCPC observes four principles of inter-party relations – independence, complete equality, mutual respect, and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs – in the conduct of its exchanges and cooperation to promote the development of state-to-state relations.