President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leaves today for an Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China upon the invitation of the Government of China.

This is the President’s fifth visit to China and will cover the capital Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou, which the President will visit for the first time.

In Beijing, President Duterte will meet with President Xi Jinping to take stock of developments in bilateral relations and in the region. 

The Leaders are expected to exchange views on further deepening and broadening bilateral engagement in areas of interest to both countries, such as defense and security, infrastructure and development cooperation,and energy, in order to strengthen the Philippines and China’s Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation.

Several key agreements are expected to be signed during the visit.

The President will also grace a dinner banquet to be hosted by President Xi.

President Duterte will also meet Premier Li Keqiang to discuss ways of spurring and intensifying Philippines-China economic ties, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and ASEAN-China cooperation.

In Guangzhou, the President will be received by PROC Vice President Wang Qishan and top political leaders of Guangdong Province. President Duterte will likewise attend Gilas Pilipinas’ first 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup game at the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center. 

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