China pledges to provide Philippines more aid to help fight drugs, terrorism

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  • China vowed to provide more aid to the Philippines
  • It has earlier donated thousands of weapons to help the Philippines in its battle against the Islamic militants in Marawi City
  • China will work closely with the Philippines to get rid of the threat of illegal drugs and the breeding ground of terrorism

A day after it donated thousands of weapons to the Philippines to help in its ongoing battle with ISIS-linked Maute Group that laid siege to Marawi City, China has pledged to send more “necessary assistance.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will also help in the reconstruction of the besieged Marawi City.

“Yesterday the first batch of emergency assistance was delivered to the Philippines. In the future, in keeping with the Philippines’ needs, we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help,” Wang said in a news conference following a meeting with Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano in Beijing.

“We are willing to work with regional countries, including the Philippines, to cooperate on information exchange, law enforcement, combat against transnational terrorism and other issues, in order to maintain regional peace and stability,” he added.

As mentioned in ABS-CBN News, Wang also said China will work closely with the Philippines to get rid of the “threat of illegal drugs and the breeding ground of terrorism.

 

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