Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the Philippines Zhao Jianhua conveyed the congratulatory message of Chairman Li Zhanshu of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress(NPC) of China to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano during a courtesy call on July 30.
According to the Chinese Embassy, Ambassador Zhao also extended his appreciation for the significant contribution that Cayetano has made to promoting China-Philippines relations, as an old and good friend of Chinese people.
“He also underlined that China stands ready to work jointly with Hon. Speaker to further deepen exchanges and cooperation between legislatures, towards more amicable and brighter bilateral relations,” the Chinese Embassy said.
For his part, Cayetano expressed that it was a great honor to receive the congratulatory message from Chairman Li Zhanshu.
“He thanked China for the valuable support provided for the Philippine economic and social development. He also added that he would firmly follow a friendly policy towards China and looks forward to strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the NPC, bringing Philippines-China relationship of Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation to a new high,” the Chinese Embassy said.