President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of six bilateral agreements between the Philippines and China during their bilateral meeting at Banquet Hall, Boao State Guesthouse, Hainan, China on April 10 on the sidelines of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018.
The first agreement signed was the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
It was signed by Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Chinese Ministry of Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.
The second to be signed was the Exchange of Letters on the Phase III of the Technical Cooperation Project for the Filipino-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology, also signed by Secretary Dominguez and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.
The third agreement was the Exchange of Letters for the Pre-Feasibility Study of the Proposed Davao City Expressway Project, which was signed by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Chinese Ministry of Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.
The fourth to be signed was the Exchange Letter for Broadcasting Equipment to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of the Philippines, signed by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar and Chinese Ministry of Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.
The fifth agreement to be signed was the Memorandum of Understanding on the Employment of Filipino Teachers of English Language in China, which was signed by Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua.
The last agreement to be signed was the Preferential Buyer’s Credit Loan Agreement on the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project, which was signed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua.
Accompanying President Duterte during the bilateral meeting were Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, and Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana.