|Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin of the Philippines|
On December 16, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin of the Philippines on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Madrid.
Wang Yi spoke positively of the sound development of China-Philippines relations, saying that the Chinese side attaches great importance to developing its relations with the Philippines. Bilateral relations are about to embrace new development opportunities as the two countries will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations next year. The Chinese side is ready to work with the Philippine side to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, and will actively push for substantive progress in bilateral cooperation in oil and gas development in accordance with the two countries' memorandum of understanding on oil and gas development.
Teodoro Lopez Locsin agreed with Wang Yi's positive assessment on bilateral relations, saying that the Philippine side is ready to work with the Chinese side to push for positive progress in bilateral cooperation in oil and gas development.