Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian and presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. met in a ribbon-cutting event at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Beijing’s top envoy shared a series of photos with Marcos in a Facebook post, showing them leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the photo wall in the Chinese Embassy.
“Hanging on the wall are photographs recording historic moments of China-Philippines relations, one of which on the top depicted the historic scene of then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and then Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos signing the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between our two counties on June 9, 1975,” Huang said.
He also expressed hopes that “more and more people” from the Philippines and China will be committed in deepening the two nations’ partnership and cooperation, “so as to bring more benefits to our two peoples and pass on our traditional friendship from generation to generation.”
“Together, we are opening up a brighter future!” he said.
The Chinese diplomat was also joined by Marcos’ wife and son, Louise Liza and Joseph Simon; and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.