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Duterte welcomes new Chinese envoy, 5 others in Malacanang

December 5, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte received on Wednesday the credentials of new Chinese envoy to the Philippines and five other ambassadors-designate of other countries.

In a ceremony in Malacanang, Duterte told China Ambassador-Designate Huang Xilian that the latter's assignment in the Philippines be productive.

"Your Excellency, we are proud that China and the Philippines are two great friends. And I welcome you to your new assignment. May it be productive," he said.

For his part, Huang vowed to do his best to promote the relations between China and the Philippines.

" I will do every effort to promote China-Philippine relations which have --- we have enjoyed very long history of friendship. And I wish Philippines enjoy prosperity and its people well-being," he said.

He also wished Duterte to enjoy every success and good health.

Other Ambassadors-Designate who presented their letter of credence to Duterte were Grete Sillasen of Denmark, Shobini Gunasekera of Sri Lanka, Antonis Alexandridis of Hellenic Republic, U Lwin Oo of Myanmar, and Bartinah Ntombizodwa Radebe-Netshitenzhe of South Africa. Celerina Monte/DMS