8 26, Philippine President Corazon Aquino in the presidential palace Malacanang,” Office of the President “to accept joint interview with Chinese media, on their first state visit to China, Sino-Philippine relations, etc. answered questions from reporters. The picture shows the interview scene. Invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Aquino will be August 30 to September 3 visit to China. Agency Fa Zhang Mingshe
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) President Hu Jintao should be invited, the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic until today, September 3 in China a state visit. This is the first visit after taking office, President Aquino, the Philippines will sign a series aimed at promoting bilateral trade and economic, cultural and media cooperation agreement. It is reported that during the visit, Aquino will follow the footprints to the mother’s ancestral roots in Fujian Hongjian village.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said earlier, this is the first visit after taking office, President Aquino, Chinese leaders will hold talks with him, meet on bilateral ties and promote cooperation in various fields strengthen international and regional affairs in the coordination of exchange of views. The two sides will sign a series aimed at promoting bilateral trade and economic, cultural and media cooperation agreement. I believe this visit will further promote the further development of Sino-Philippine relations.
Aquino told the Chinese media before his visit, said the joint interview, in China to achieve economic development, the Philippines also benefit, therefore, the development of relations between the Philippines and the interests of both sides. He hoped that the relations between the Philippines to mature, “If we can work together to make the bilateral relationship is more mature, we will not just ordinary friends, and become friends, old friend.”
relations between the Philippines will not be damaged Yin Nanhai problem
Philippine President Aquino 26, said he did not think relations between the Philippines will be affected by Yin Nanhai problem loss, “and sometimes controversy can consolidate and strengthen bilateral relations to provide an opportunity.”
August 26, President Aquino in the Philippines Malacanang presidential palace to accept the joint interview with Chinese media correspondents. When asked whether the deal between the Philippines and South China Sea in order to avoid harm to good bilateral relations? He gives an affirmative answer. He said the Philippines and both sides hope to resolve the problem through peaceful means, and the two of safeguarding national interests, it also clearly each other’s interests, so both sides will explore the way out.
Aquino said he did not think relations between the Philippines will be undermined because “a conflict in the disputed waters do not meet the interests of any party.” He is also playing with the marriage analogy, “even if the couple married 50 years still need further understanding of each other,” the dispute can sometimes consolidate and provide an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations.
“true test of unpleasant, sometimes to discourage the relationship, but since the president took office, I have not taken place in the attitude of small changes and now I think the problem is always associated opportunities.” Aquino said. He said the Philippines and the two sides should strive to find opportunities in problems, find solutions to problems in the way, the two sides will therefore become stronger, bilateral relations will thus be enhanced.
Aquino stressed that the Philippines hopes to strengthen bilateral relations between the Philippines, efforts to eliminate any conflict between the two countries may lead to the situation. The Philippines have many in common, “for most Filipinos, the little people do not like Chinese food.”
Philippines hopes to attract more Chinese investment
Commenting on the state visit to China, Aquino said, which will be a rate of more than 300 a large trade delegation to China, all major business groups will follow the Philippines, but in fact the number of applicants more than 450 people, “difficult to reach, really do not let everyone participate.”
Philippine Trade and Industry Minister 格雷戈里多明 Ge stressed that President Aquino’s visit will undoubtedly attract more Chinese investment to the Philippines to provide an excellent opportunity.
Domingo said, as China’s economic development, people’s income levels have steadily increased, more and more Chinese people travel abroad, the Philippines hopes to attract more Chinese tourists. In agriculture, the Philippines hopes that China will help it to improve agricultural productivity. President Aquino’s visit to China, will undoubtedly promote the Philippines in trade and investment opportunities in China provide an excellent opportunity to follow-up of the Philippine delegation scale, but also to attract Chinese investment in the Philippines reflects the strong will.
Domingo said, in order to attract more Chinese investment, President Aquino in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, participating in a Forum entrepreneurs to invest in the Philippines, and held with a number of Chinese business executives “a pair a “meeting. Domingo said that China has about 15 corporate executives are expected to be held with President Aquino, “one on one” meeting. When asked what business, Domingo said, “to temporarily confidential”, but he said that these Chinese companies invest in the Philippines have expressed a car, electricity, mining and infrastructure projects of interest.
to visit Fujian Hongjian village “trace ancestors footprints”
Aquino on August 26 In an interview with Chinese media joint interview on his mother’s hometown , a small village in China’s Fujian Province, said “Thanks.”
President Aquino’s mother, the late former Philippine President 科拉松阿基 Ivanov was born in the Philippines Chinese famous families, great-grandfather, surnamed Xu, was born in Fujian, China Zhangzhou Longhai Hongjian village. Mrs. Aquino became president in 1988 after the first visit, they return to ancestral roots Hongjian village, when she has openly stated that “he is not only President of the Philippines, the daughter of the village is chien.” The President Aquino August 30 to September 3 during his state visit to China, will follow her mother footsteps to Hongjian village visit. He said that 20 years ago, his mother personally planted the trees, now grown into a tree should have been, he would like to elaborate on those people that take care of it.
Aquino said the Philippines has a saying, forget the past and people do not have a future, “rooted in my ancestors, where they came from there.” Centuries of personnel exchanges have also enriched the culture of the Philippines, tracing the footsteps of ancestors, review the friendly exchanges, will undoubtedly gain from people. He said that creating and nurturing Hongjian village of his ancestors, so that they have the ability to have crossed the waters to Philippine business and be successful. “I want to thank Chien village, it gives my ancestors with courage, extend our footprint in the Philippines, if not ancestors of the effort, I will not be sitting here today.”
Chinese Ambassador in the Philippines: the need to resolve problems and differences through dialogue
Liu Jianchao said the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Philippine President Corazon Aquino about the affairs of state to China visit the two leaders will meet each other, build friendships and deepen bilateral cooperation of “very good chance.” He was referring to the visit of President Aquino, was his first visit to mainland China, is the first time he became president’s state visit to countries outside ASEAN, “We look forward to President Aquino to the visit to China fruitful to further deepen the Aquino government the President himself and his colleagues in China’s understanding and knowledge. “
Liu Jianchao said that the Philippines is now the consensus of both sides so that in dealing with some major issues between the parties or differences, the best way is to calm the two sides sit down and dialogue, communication and strive for better understanding. Some are not able to solve the problem overnight, both sides need to be patient, but to solve these problems, only through dialogue channels to solve. Liu said, “Both sides should proceed from the overall situation of bilateral relations, refrain from taking any action to complicate the situation, the problem can gradually ease and eventually find a solution.”
President Aquino took office, the Manila-Philippine relations experienced a hostage incident, the South China Sea dispute and a series of tests. Liu said that from the experience of the past year, as long as the two sides to the spirit of mutual respect, mutual understanding, to the overall situation of Sino-Philippine relations, in line with the spirit of dialogue and negotiation to deal with issues between the Philippines can be successful, the relationship between the two countries is ensured, the friendship between the two peoples will not be affected, and vice versa, then he will bring some difficulties in bilateral relations.
Liu said, after taking office, President Aquino adopted a series of friendly policy towards China, and many said they did not want the problems in relations between the Philippines and the differences affect the bilateral relations and the two peoples friendship. “The state visit some differences between both sides is carried out under conditions, which permit Minge keno President himself and the Philippine government hopes to further improve and strengthen relations with China.” He pointed out that Sino-Philippine relations, the Philippines is rooted in the friendship between the people, and that he does not believe “China threat theory” has a strong market in the Philippines. “Among the people in the Philippines, the Chinese people have a good emotional foundation.” (End)
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