China, Philippines to further strengthen co-operation on BRI

September 17, 2019

BEIJING - China's State newsagency, Xinhua, is reporting that China and the Philippines have expressed their willingness to enhance co-operation through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to better the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Chen Min'er, secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, said during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte that China was willing to increase exchanges and promote mutual trust with the Philippines, the report says.

It quotes Duterte as saying: "The Philippines is ready to join hands with China to deepen the synergy between the BRI and the Philippines' 'Build, Build, Build' program." (ATI).