President Xi Jinping
of China to consider Aquino's invitation on APEC meeting: spokesman
BEIJING, Oct. 27 (PNA/Xinhua) -- A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on
Tuesday that he believes President Xi Jinping will consider Philippine
President Benigno S. Aquino III's invitation in response to a question about
whether Xi will attend the APEC meeting next month in Manila.
Spokesman Lu Kang said at a routine press briefing that the Chinese side has
received Aquino's invitation to the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.
China hopes the upcoming APEC meeting will focus on economic affairs and
achieve new results on regional economic cooperation, Lu said.
China values and supports APEC, including the upcoming meetings in Manila,
said the spokesman, noting APEC is the highest-level and most influential
economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting held in Beijing last year was
successful and made a series of "historic achievements," according to Lu. (PNA/Xinhua)