Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on September 12
Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council will attend the 12th World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin on September 19-20. Premier Li Keqiang will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony, hold talks with leaders from Estonia, Latvia, Serbia and Samoa, and exchange ideas with representatives from the business, finance, think tanks and media circles.
Convened under the theme "Shaping Innovative Societies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution", the meeting will welcome more than 2,000 government, business, academic and media representatives from nearly 90 countries.
At the invitation of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will chair the 11th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation in Vietnam and visit the Philippines on September 15 to 18.
Since last year, China-Vietnam relations have enjoyed sound development. Under the strategic guidance of the historic visits of the top leaders of our two parties and countries, the cooperation across the board between the two sides has continued to deepen and the cultural and people-to-people exchanges have grown more active. China is willing work with Vietnam to scale our comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership onto new heights and bring tangible benefits to the two peoples.
During the 11th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation, the two sides will jointly review the positive progress in China-Vietnam relations and identify the measures to advance our comprehensive strategic cooperation in the next stage. We believe that with the concerted efforts of the two sides, this meeting will fulfill its planned goals, promote the implementation of the important outcomes of General Secretary and President Xi Jinping's visit to Vietnam, consolidate the positive momentum for the development of China-Vietnam relations and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas.
The China-Philippines relationship continues to improve as evidenced by deepening political mutual trust and fruitful outcomes of across-the-board practical cooperation, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples. In April, President Xi Jinping held his fifth meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in China, during which they reached important consensus on further developing bilateral relations. The Philippines has taken over as the country coordinator for ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations. The two sides also have major political and diplomatic events planned for the second half of this year. All these offer new development opportunities for China-Philippines relations in both bilateral and multilateral areas.