|Xi Jinping Sends Message to Congratulate Rodrigo Duterte on His Election as President of the Philippines|
On May 30, 2016, President Xi Jinping sent a message to Rodrigo Duterte, congratulating him on his election as President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Xi Jinping expressed in the congratulatory message that China and the Philippines enjoy time-honored friendly exchanges and profound traditional friendship between the two peoples. A friendly, stable and sound development of China-Philippines relationship conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries and peoples. It is a common responsibility of leaders of the two countries to maintain and deepen China-Philippines good-neighbourliness and friendliness as well as mutually beneficial cooperation. It is hoped that both sides can make joint efforts to get China-Philippines relations back on the track of healthy development.
Xi Jinping congratulated beforehand that under the leadership of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine people will make new achievements in the path of national construction and development.