China’s foreign minister postpones PH visit due to Ompong: DFA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 15 2018 10:07 PM | Updated as of Sep 15 2018 11:26 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs building in Manila. File/Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA—China Foreign Minister Wang Yi is postponing a visit to the Philippines scheduled on Sunday to Tuesday (September 16 to 18) because of Typhoon Ompong.

In a statement released Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the two countries mutually agreed to reschedule the visit.

"The Philippines and China will continue to work closely together to ensure the success of all future high-level engagements and the sustained advancement of our bilateral cooperation. Discussions on all levels will continue uninterrupted between both sides," it said.

The DFA said it is currently focused on assisting stranded Filipino migrant workers in ports around the country and coordinating international humanitarian assistance through the Philippine Humanitarian Assistance Registry.