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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Remarks on Typhoon Mangkhut' Impact on the Philippines
2018-09-16

Q: Super Typhoon Mangkhut has battered the Philippines, causing dozens of casualties. Has the Chinese side expressed condolences to the Philippine side? Will State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's planned visit to the Philippines be affected?

A: We have been closely following the development of super Typhoon Mankhut. We express our deep condolences to the impact, the casualties and property loss the Philippines has sustained. We believe that under the leadership of President Duterte and the Philippine government, people in the affected regions of the Philippines will properly deal with this disaster, minimize life and properly loss, and restore normal life at an early date. China will help the Philippines within its capacity as soon as possible.

Considering the Philippine government is focusing on battling this disaster and has suggested a rescheduling, the Chinese side agreed to postpone State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to the Philippines which was previously scheduled on September 16-17. The two sides will determine a new date through diplomatic channel.

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