Chinese consulate to open in Davao City

Subscribe Now October 24, 2016 at 06:42am

China plans to establish a consulate office in Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, amid renewed friendly relations between the two countries.

The planned additional Chinese diplomatic post was among the agreements forged in President Duterte’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing Thursday, October 20.

“The Philippines welcomes China’s proposal to open a Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao in due course,” the two leaders said in a joint statement.

“Proper arrangements for the diplomatic premises in both countries will be made in the spirit of the 1975 Joint Communique, on the basis of international practice and reciprocity, with priority for the most immediate concerns,” they added.

Duterte and Xi earlier held closed-door talks at the Great Hall of the People and agreed to revitalize bilateral ties and enhance cooperation on trade and investment and other fields. The meeting has been described as “fruitful” and “amicable and friendly.”


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