|Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano of the Philippines|
On June 28, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at Zhongnanhai with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano of the Philippines.
Yang Jiechi said that over the past year, under the concern and guidance of the two heads of state, China-Philippines relations have enjoyed an overall improvement and showcased sound momentum featuring all dimensional, multi-field, and deep-level promotion. In the next phase, the two countries should further enhance political mutual trust and integration of development strategies, comprehensively deepen cooperation in various areas and maintain a good momentum in maritime interaction, so as to propel China-Philippines relations for stable, sound and robust development. China will support the Philippines to act well as the rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year.
Alan Peter Cayetano said that the Philippines appreciates China's positive role in safeguarding regional peace, stability and development, and stands ready to take the opportunity of the "Belt and Road" construction to propel bilateral relations and regional cooperation for greater development with China.