Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday night, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In a tweet, the DFA said officials of the department welcomed the Chinese foreign minister at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
LOOK: DFA Officials welcome Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Villamor Air Base this evening, as he arrives in the country for an Official Visit.— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) July 5, 2022
????: DFA-OPCD Photo by Charlyn Lau pic.twitter.com/Gzhijhx1Fx
President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. earlier said he would meet with Yi to strengthen ties between Beijing and Manila.
Marcos said other things should be tackled between the Philippines and China, and not just the issue of the West Philippine Sea.
The President said cultural and educational exchanges should also be done as well as discussions on military "if that will be useful.”
The meeting, however, has no schedule yet, according to the President. — BM, GMA News