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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on Engagement Between Chinese and Philippine Foreign Ministers During ASEM Summit
2016-07-19

Q: The Philippine Foreign Minister reportedly told others about his talks with the Chinese Foreign Minister during the ASEAM Summit. Can you tell us what really happened there?

A: The Chinese and Philippine Foreign Ministers had unofficial engagement during the ASEAM Summit. Foreign Minister Wang Yi elaborated on China’s principled position on the current situation, saying that China would like to work in unison with the Philippines if the new Philippine government is willing to resume dialogue and consultation, manage disputes and improve bilateral relations together with China. Foreign Minister Wang Yi underscored that it is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people to move China-Philippines relations back to the track of dialogue and consultation.

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