China Foreign Minister Wang Yi here this week

Published January 11, 2021, 1:47 PM

by Hanah Tabios

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in the country for an official visit this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Sunday.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China’s website / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a statement, the DFA said Wang will visit the country from Jan. 15 to 16 upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

His official visit reciprocates Locsin’s visit to China last October.

“Together with their virtual meeting in July last year, the State Councilor’s visit attests to the sustained high-level engagement of the two countries. It also symbolizes the determination and steady progress of both sides toward gradually re-opening their societies and economies,” the DFA said.

Locsin and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting to consider ways to accelerate mutually beneficial cooperation, particularly in the priority areas of trade and investments, infrastructure development, and addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.