Chinese, Philippine foreign ministers meet in Beijing

14:21, July 08, 2011      

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Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with his Philippine counterpart Albert del Rosario Friday in Beijing, saying del Rosario's visit will help boost bilateral ties.

Yang said that del Rosario's first visit to China as Secretary of Foreign Affairs would be helpful for the two countries to increase communication and coordination in international and regional affairs.

Yang and del Rosario are expected to discuss a wide range of topics, including trade, investment, culture, tourism, defense cooperation, and coordination in combating transnational crimes.

Del Rosario arrived in Beijing Thursday for the visit at the invitation of Yang.

Source: Xinhua
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