Joint Statement of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of the Philippines

At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, paid a state visit to China from 18 to 21 October 2016. During his stay, both sides affirmed the importance of the existing China-Philippines bilateral dialogue mechanisms with regards enhancing understanding, broadening co-operation and striving for a stronger relationship. Both sides also agreed to resume Foreign Ministry Consultations, Consular Consultations, Joint Commission on Economic and Trade Co-operation, Annual Defence Security Talks, as well as confirming the commitment to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology and other bilateral dialogue mechanisms.
In addition, the following co-operation documents were signed: