BIGGER PICTURE: A celebration of millennium friendship

China and the Philippines are two countries as close as brothers. Like brothers, the two nations will always have a special bond that ties them together.

Over the past years, under the strategic guidance of leaders of the two countries, China and the Philippines have established a comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship, bringing tangible benefits to the citizens of both nations.

In recent time, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Special Representative, Vice President Wang Qishan attended the inauguration ceremony of Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. , State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to the Philippines.

The close high-level contacts between the two countries have injected strong impetus into the development of bilateral relations. Looking ahead, China is willing to work with the new administration of the Philippines, to adhere to the good-neighborly friendship, and deepen practical cooperation, so as to usher in a new era of the “Golden Age” in bilateral ties.

This is what the photo exhibition on the Achievements of China-Philippines Cooperation, entitled “Transcend the Millennia Friendship, Greet a New Era of Golden Age” wants to showcase.

The activity center of SM City Annex displays precious pictures highlighting the most significant moments of high-level exchanges, economic and trade cooperation, anti-pandemic cooperation and military exchanges between the two countries, vividly showing the millennium friendship of China and the Philippines as good neighbors, good relatives and good partners, looking forward to a brighter future of the China-Philippines relationship.

“This Photo Exhibition will show to the viewers the achievements of China-Philippine cooperation, especially in the past 6 years. The pictures chosen are just a small part of the immense number of our cooperation, which highlight the most significant moments of high-level exchanges, major economic and trade cooperation, and key joint anti-pandemic endeavors,” said Consul General Li Lin of the of the Chinese Consulate General in Davao in his message during the opening of the photo exhibit on Tuesday.

Because China is also close to the heart of the city government of Davao, the opening was also graced by Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte as support to the exhibit.

“The Philippines has always greatly valued its thriving relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Over the years, we continue to strengthen the good relations between our countries through the full support of our people,” Duterte said in his message.

The photo exhibition aims to educate and recollect the many achievements and contributions the two countries have made for each other as well as inspire them to create more cooperation.

“It is my sincere hope that this photo exhibition can remind us how important it is, how conducive it is for our two countries and our two peoples to maintain and further enhance our relation as good neighbors, good partners and good family relatives. So let us enjoy the photos of our past cooperation and work together for more win-win exchanges and cooperation for a brighter future,” Lin said.

The exhibit will run until September 4, 2022.

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