Chinese ambassador to Philippines meets with Aquino

19:02, May 27, 2010      

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Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao held a meeting with Philippine President- apparent Benigno Aquino III on Thursday, discussing promotion of bilateral relations under a new government.

During the meeting at Aquino's residence in Quezon city of Metro Manila, Aquino and Chinese Ambassador discussed a wide range of issues.

Liu, the second foreign dignitary to pay a courtesy call to Aquino after U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas, said he told Aquino that Beijing is "very much looking forward to working with the new administration" and that the Chinese government expects a " very comprehensive and fruitful cooperation" between the two countries.

With the new government to take over on June 30, Liu said he hopes that China-Philippines relations will enter "a new stage."

"We are very much ready to offer a helping hand to the construction in the Philippines. We know that is what this country badly needed," he said.

Aquino III described his meeting with Liu as "very amiable, efficient and very progressive."

"We had a very good briefing about China's perspective of current international issues. Second, we hope there will be increased bilateral trade among other things, between our two countries, greater cooperation, and then in the common fight against drug trafficking," Aquino said.

Senator Aquino III won more than 13 million votes during the May 10 presidential election, almost 5 million more votes than his major rival Joseph Estrada. The final results will be proclaimed by the Congress next month.

Source: Xinhua

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