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Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Vietnam, Philippines

IANS  |  Beijing 

Chinese will travel to and the in a bid to strengthen ties with the two countries, which have had maritime tensions with related to sovereignty over the South Sea, it was announced here on Wednesday.

said Wang would participate in the 11th round of bilateral dialogue between and and to the on a tour which will begin on September 15 and continue until September 18.

Geng said ties with the two neighbours had improved in recent years, after earlier clashes about sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel islands, claimed by as well as partially claimed by Manila, and other regional governments.

"Since last year China-relations are developing well, under the strategic guidance of our two leaders. Our across-the-border ties have deepened," Geng said.

"is willing to work with Vietnam to elevate our strategic partnership to a new level and develop tangible benefits to our two peoples," he added.

The also highlighted the progress in ties with the since became the President, with Duterte visiting China in April and participating in the annual conference of the Boao Forum for

"The Philippines is a coordinating country for China-relations," Geng said.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 17:40 IST