Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China
October 20, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte held a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People during his four-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China.

The meeting aims to renew the ties between China and the Philippines. In his statement, President Xi said that China and the Philippines are brothers, and as brothers, they can handle disputes.

President Duterte thanked President Xi for the warm reception given to him and to the members of his delegation.

Both China and the Philippines have agreed to pursue bilateral dialogue and consultation in seeking a proper settlement of the South China Sea issues.

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