BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on the 42nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between their two countries and the 119th anniversary of the Philippines’ independence.
The Philippines has made important achievements in national construction under the leadership of Duterte, said Xi, and he expressed heartfelt congratulations to such achievements.
“The Chinese and Philippine peoples have a profound traditional friendship,” said the Chinese president, noting that the two countries returned to the right track of good neighborly relations last year with efforts from both sides.
Their cooperation in all fields are flourishing, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples, said Xi.
As China and the Philippines are close neighbors, the two developing countries share the same missions in safeguarding national security, realizing common development and promoting regional peace and stability, Xi stressed.
“I attach great importance to China-Philippines relations, and stand ready to work with you to lead our two countries to continue our mutual assistance, support and common development in bids to bring benefits to both peoples and the peoples across the region,” said Xi.
Officers of the FCHCSI joined by City Councilors welcome delegates from Nanning China in Davao City.
The Filipino-Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. (FCHCSI) joins the City Government of Davao in welcoming the Nanning City Government delegation for their official visit to Davao City.
May this visit further strengthen sister-city ties as well as better understanding, closer relations and stronger cooperation for the well-rounded development of both cities and their peoples.
What is China’s new economic initiative One Belt One Road’s relevance to Davao and Mindanao?
The FCHCSI will hope to answer this by sponsoring a forum on July 15. This was the output at a planning meeting yesterday attended by FCHCSI officials and supporters.
Proposed to be invited at the forum tentatively set at the Davao Christian School are representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Manila, business groups with ongoing collaboration with Chinese firms and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).
OBOR is the economic and infrastructure development program of China to reconnect Asia with Europe through the old Silk Road trade route and the Maritime connectivity to promote prosperity in countries from China, east Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Europe and Africa.
(From left, Atty Jun Nugas, Peter Tiu Lavina, John Carlo Tria, Manila Bulletin Mindanao Editor Jonathan Santes, Danny Te of DFA General Santos, Amado So and Edward Geguerra of Philtram DRT Monorail)
“Tapukanan ug Hisgutanan – Kulturang Filipino Chinese” (Let’s Gather and Talk Filipino Chinese Culture) – a weekly forum at Red Corner at The Peak – Gaisano Mall – Every Saturday at 3 pm.
April 30 – May 2 – Goodwill visit of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Task Force 150 at Sasa Wharf, Davao City
May 3 – General Assembly Meeting of the Filipino Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. in Davao City
May 14-15 – One Belt One Road Leaders Summit in Beijing, China
May 16 – Meeting between FCHCSI and China Peace and Development Society Headquarters in Beijing, China