MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is getting ready for Chinese President Xi Jinping arrival in the country on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for a historic two-day state visit.
This is the first state visit of a Chinese president to the country in 13 years and it will come with the usual welcome ceremony, a state banquet, a number of agreements to be signed, and meetings with the country’s highest officials.
President Xi will be staying at Shangri-La Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. A visit to Davao City is not part of his itinerary unlike the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first head of state to visit the Philippines during the Duterte administration.
According to Malacañang, this is Xi’s schedule:
NOVEMBER 20, Tuesday
President Xi arrives Tuesday morning at Ninoy Aquino International AIrport Terminal 1
Wreath-laying ceremony at Rizal Park
Official Welcome Ceremony in Malacañang
Signing of the Malacañang Guest Book
Expanded Bilateral Meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte and Cabinet members
Witness of the Signing of of Exchange of Agreements
Joint Press Statements by President Xi and President Duterte
Restricted Meeting and Exchange of Gifts
State Banquet with toast remarks
NOVEMBER 21, Wednesday
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III pay courtesy call at Shangri-La Hotel
Photo Opportunity with leaders of the Filipino-Chinese community
Depart Manila for China at NAIA Terminal 1
For security reasons, the specific time will not be published.