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Philippines' Marcos vows to foster stronger, deeper ties with China

By:Xinhua News Agency   Update:2022-06-11
MANILA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on Friday vowed to foster stronger and deeper Philippines-China relations during his six-year administration.
 
In his speech at the awarding ceremony to Filipinos that contributed to the promotion of the Philippines-China mutual understanding, the newly-elected Philippine leader lauded China's role in helping the Philippines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
He also pledged to uphold an independent policy.
 
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said the past six years saw China-Philippines relations consolidated, and China became the Philippines' largest trading partner, second-largest export market and the major source of foreign investments.
 
"I am fully confident that our relations will surely open a new chapter and be upgraded to new heights," Huang said.
 
The Chinese embassy in the philippines and the Association for Philippines-China Understanding on Friday honored 11 Filipinos, including former President Joseph Estrada, who helped forge a better understanding between the neighboring Asian countries. 

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