‘Fruitful talks’ kay Pres. Xi, iniulat ni PBBM

‘Fruitful talks’ kay Pres. Xi, iniulat ni PBBM

January 5, 2023 @ 1:42 PM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Iniulat ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ang mabunga at produktibong bilateral meeting nito kay Chinese President Xi Jinping sa Beijing.

Ang nasabing miting ay nakatuon sa “soft infrastructure, climate change, renewable energy, people-to-people ties at agricultural cooperation na kinabibilangan ng tinatawag na “durian protocol.”

“It has been a very wide-ranging discussion… the meeting ran very long, and that’s why I’m actually very optimistic because President Xi seemed to be genuinely interested in all of these issues and finding a way to move forward to again strengthen the relationship between China and the Philippines. I’m quite gratified that we had made a good start,” ang wika ni Pangulong Marcos sa isang panayam.

Naging mahaba, matagal at detalyado naman ang naging pag-uusap ng mga Asian leaders ukol sa climate change, inilarawan ni Pangulong Marcos bilang “a subject that we cannot leave alone or it will come back to haunt us in the future.”

Ayon sa Pangulo, mayroon din aniyang nag-aalok ng tinatawag na “soft infrastructure” pagdating sa aspeto ng digitalisasyon sa government bureaucracy at pagpaoabuti sa connectivity sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa..

“We had a very fruitful exchange of ideas and beginnings of a plan for moving forward… And we covered so many subjects, much more than as usual for these very formal meetings. We talked about the trade imbalance between our country and China and what we can do to remedy this,” ayon sa Pangulo.

Nagbunga rin aniya ang naturang pagpupulong ng “durian protocol,” nagtapos sa isang kasunduan para sa page-export ng durian sa China.

Kapuwa naman sumang-ayon ang Maynila at Beijing sa isang “protocol of phytosanitary requirements” para sa pag- export ng fresh durian mula Pilipinas patungong China sa pagitan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) at General Administration of Customs ng China

“Because they are opening their trade to imports of durian and other agricultural products from the Philippines so that we can redress the imbalance in our imports and exports from China,” ani Pangulong Marcos.

Pinag-uusapan din ng dalawang lider kung ano ang kanilang gagawin para “to move forward, to avoid any possible mistakes, misunderstandings that could trigger a bigger problem than what we already have.”

“And I was very clear in trying to talk about the plight of our fishermen. And the President (Xi) promised that we would find a compromise and find a solution that will be beneficial, so that our fishermen might be able to fish again in their natural fishing grounds,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos.

Binanggit din ng Punong Ehekutibo ang naging pagpulong nila ni Chinese Premier Li Kequiang at National Congress of the People’s Republic of China chairman Li Zhanshu.

“I met with the Premier, Premier Li, who I had met before in Cambodia. And we continued the discussions that we began there, which were essentially about the strengthening again of relationships between China and the Philippines,” ani Pangulong Marcos. Kris Jose