May 16, 2017 – Photo Releases
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|16 May 2017|
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is escorted by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año upon his arrival at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. The President has just come from his successful engagement in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and China.In his arrival speech, President Duterte expresses his gratitude the country renewed and resolved to strengthen friendship and partnership among various countries, including a step forward in peacefully managing disputes. He clarifies his primary agenda is the people’s welfare and reiterates his mandate to not only to build infrastructure, but to build a strong and progressive nation as well.
Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with full military honors upon his arrival at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City at the dawn of May 16, 2017, following his successful visits abroad. The President is accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippine Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año as he walked past the honor guards.
President Duterte expresses his gratitude to the leaders of the countries he had visited, in his arrival speech, as well as the countries that he had bilateral talks with on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, citing that the Philippines has renewed and resolved to strengthen friendship and partnership with other countries. President Duterte also adds his agenda to forge stronger ties with other nations so that he could improve the welfare of the Filipinos. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by his partner Honeylet during the departure in Beijing Capital International Airport in China on May 15, 2017. Along with the Philippine delegation, President Duterte and his partner Honeylet have their picture taken while onboard the presidential plane going back to the Philippines after the successful engagement in Cambodia, Hongkong and China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
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|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation have engaged in an expanded bilateral meeting with People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping and other Chinese government officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2017.The meeting came on the heels of the successful Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation hosted by China.
President Duterte, in his opening remarks prior to the start of the bilateral meeting, has thanked the Chinese President for the invitation to return to China. The President then expresses his intention to continue strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Following the successful bilateral meeting, President Duterte and Chinese President Xi have witnessed the signing of various agreements between the members of their respective administrations.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and People’s Republic of China Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan sign the agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two countries. The agreement will serve as the basis for the grant to be provided by China to the Philippines in the amount of RMB 500,000,000 (five hundred million renminbi) to conduct feasibility studies for major projects, construction of drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers, bridges crossing the Pasig River, and other projects agreed by both sides.
National Economic and Development Authority and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and People’s Republic of China Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, meanwhile, have signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in Human Resource Development.
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and National Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China Director Nur Bekri, on the other hand, have signed the MOU on Energy Cooperation.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and State Council Information Office, for their part, have signed the MOU on News and Publishing. The MOU aims to serve as an implementing agreement between the Philippines and China based on the Memorandum of Agreement between the Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China on News and Information Exchange, Training and for other Purposes, which was signed in Beijing on October 20, 2016 during the President’s state visit to China. The objective of cooperation under the MOU is for both Parties to enhance their capabilities in the field of international communication and publishing, and to undertake joint or individual activities and programs that help strengthen cooperation between news organizations under the Parties. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation have engaged in an expanded bilateral meeting with People’s Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang and other Chinese government officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
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