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27/06/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Meets with Chinese Ambassador; Agree to Work Together to Strengthen Philippines-China Bilateral Relations

Ambassador Jose Cuisia (left) meet with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui to exchange views on bilateral relations.

Ambassador Jose Cuisia (left) meet with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui to exchange views on bilateral relations.

27 June 2011, Washington DC. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia met today with H.E. Zhang Yesui, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States.

The envoys exchanged views on Philippines-China bilateral relations, particularly on the very strong economic partnership. Ambassador Cuisia enjoined Ambassador Zhang to encourage Chinese investors to consider the infrastructure projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program.

In 2010, Chinese investments in the Philippines reached nearly US$100 million. China was the Philippines’ 4th largest trading partner, accounting for 11.09 % of our total exports and 9.71% of total imports.

They also exchanged views on developments in the United States and in the region, and agreed to work together to further strengthen bilateral relations.

The Philippines and China established diplomatic relations in 1975. In recent years, the bilateral partnership has reached unprecedented levels in terms of politico/security and regional cooperation, trade, investment, agriculture, tourism, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.  (END)