The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Philippines this month will further strengthen relations between Manila and Beijing, according to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In her keynote speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (BYA) Summit 2018 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center over the weekend, Arroyo said Philippine-China ties had a deep foundation over the past administrations and continue to be “favorable” under President Rodrigo Duterte.

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