January 3-5, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. embarks on a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China on 3-5 January 2023, his first bilateral visit to a non-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) country since assuming the Presidency, and his first Presidential foreign visit for 2023.

The President’s state visit will set the tone of bilateral relations between the two countries in the next five to six years, reaffirm the cordial and neighborly relations, ensure continuity in many facets of bilateral relationship and chart new areas of engagement. It is also expected to build on the growing trade and investment ties between the two economies, and address security issues of mutual concern.

The Chief Executive is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his counterpart, President Xi Jinping of China, as well as with Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu (Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress).

Between 10-14 bilateral government agreements are expected to be signed during the state visit, representing cooperation in a broad range of areas which include trade and investments, agriculture, renewable energy, infrastructure, development cooperation, people-to-people ties and maritime security cooperation.

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