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Premier to attend East Asia summit, visit Philippines

Updated: Nov 5,2017 10:38 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang will visit the Philippines and attend a series of high-level meetings including the 12th East Asia Summit on Nov 12-16 in the Philippine capital Manila.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the announcement in Beijing on Nov 5.

Hua said that during Premier Li’s stay in Manila, he will also attend the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders’ meeting, and the 20th ASEAN-China, Japan and Republic of Korea (10+3) leaders’ meeting.

Hua said Premier Li’s tour is invited by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippines is the chair of ASEAN this year.