Duterte has earlier announced that he can be seen more often at Beijing to make talks on reiterating the rights of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea.
China is now ironing out the visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Beijing which is said to take place on October 2016.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said that they are expecting Duterte to visit in China on early part of October, four months after he was elected to office on May general elections.
According to Lu, China is coordinating closely to China to prepare for Duterte’s visit.
However, China reiterates that as long as the two countries agree to resolve the maritime dispute that walls between them through a direct consultation, the issue on the South China Sea, which is called West Philippine Sea in the Philippines, will not afftect the visit of Duterte in Beijing.
Lu added that China is expecting that whatever agreement will be made after Duterte’s China visit, it would be respected by other countries.