Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. joined visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on October 28 in inaugurating the Chinese consulate in Davao City.
“Being the biggest Philippine city in terms of land area, and the third largest in terms of population, the inauguration of the Chinese consulate general here in Davao is an auspicious sign of the city’s promise and the bright prospects for our engagement with China,” Locsin said.
“May this be a continued testament to an immemorial friendship, to a robust and interconnected relationship, and to sustained interactions between the Philippines and China, as we promote our common goals to the mutual benefit of both our great nations,” he added.
“Davao is a rapidly growing metropolis that also signifies the friendship between our peoples and the great strides that we have accomplished in the bilateral relations between our two countries,” Locsin said.
“The Philippines has always been a friend of China,” he said.
Aside from inaugurating the Chinese consulate, Wang Yi is holding talks with Locsin to further enhance Philippines-China relationship.