Philippines, China note importance of dialogue in addressing issues — Philippines foreign minister

December 21, 2023 - 6:33 PM
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi pays a courtesy call to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, July 6, 2022. (Presidential Photographers Division /Handout via Reuters)

 Philippines‘ Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo said on Thursday he had a “frank and candid exchange” with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a telephone conversation this week.

“We both noted the importance of dialogue in addressing these issues,” Manalo said, referring to the call that took place on Wednesday.

— Reporting by Karen Lema, Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor

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