|The Chinese Consul and Head of Post to Laoag Mme. Wang Jianqun Met with Vice Governor Calimlim Jr. of the Province of Pangasinan|
On February 19th, 2018, the Chinese Consul and Head of Post to Laoag Mme. Wang Jianqun met with the Hon. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr., Vice Governor of the Province of Pangasinan at the Provincial Capitol Building. The two sides exchanged views on further developing the friendly exchanges and cooperation between China and the Province of Pangasinan.
Consul Wang briefed the Vice Governor on the current China-Philippines relations. She pointed out that local government exchanges and cooperation was an important component part of the overall bilateral relationship between the two countries. China was willing to further develop exchanges and cooperation with the Province of Pangasinan on the basis of the existing friendly relations. Consul Wang also extended Chinese New Year greetings to the Vice Governor.
On behalf of the Hon. Governor Amado I. Espino, III who could not meet with Consul Wang as scheduled because of urgent travels, Vice Governor Calimlim welcomed Consul Wang to visit the Province of Pangasinan during the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays. He informed Consul Wang about the Province of Pangasinan and its relations with Chinese provinces. He expressed the wish to maintain close contact with Consul Wang to identify areas and projects between his province and China so that the existing friendly relations and exchanges would be further strengthened. He reciprocated Consul Wang's Chinese New Year greeting by wishing the Consul and the Chinese community in Pangasinan a healthy and prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog.
Consul Wang received an interview with the local media after the friendly and productive meeting.