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Joint Statement of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of the Philippines

At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, paid a state visit to China from 18 to 21 October 2016. During his stay, both sides affirmed the importance of the existing China-Philippines bilateral dialogue mechanisms with regards enhancing understanding, broadening co-operation and striving for a stronger relationship. Both sides also agreed to resume Foreign Ministry Consultations, Consular Consultations, Joint Commission on Economic and Trade Co-operation, Annual Defence Security Talks, as well as confirming the commitment to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology and other bilateral dialogue mechanisms.
In addition, the following co-operation documents were signed:

  1. Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines
  2. Memorandum of Understanding between the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China and the National Economic and Development Authority of the Republic of the Philippines for Developing Cooperation on Production Capacity and Investment
  3. Memorandum of Understanding between the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works and Highways of the Republic of the Philippines on the Transportation Infrastructure Cooperation Project List
  4. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines on Strengthening Bilateral Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation
  5. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the National Economic and Development Authority of the Republic of the Philippines on the Formulation of the Development Program for Economic Cooperation
  6. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Finance of the Republic of the Philippines on Supporting the Conduct of Feasibility Studies for Major Projects
  7. Action Plan on Agricultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines 2017-2019
  8. Memorandum of Agreement between the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China and the Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on News, Information Exchange, Training and other Purposes
  9. Memorandum of Understanding between the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines on Cooperation of Animal and Plant Inspection and Quarantine
  10. Memorandum of Understanding between the China Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard on the Establishment of a Joint Coast Guard Committee on Maritime Cooperation
  11. Implementation Program of the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation between the National Tourism Administration of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Tourism of the Republic of the Philippines 2017-2022
  12. Protocol on Cooperation between the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China and the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency
  13. Memorandum of Understanding on Financing Cooperation between the Export-Import Bank of China and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, represented by the Department of Finance

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