MANILA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III met with Yan Junqi, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, at the presidential palace in Manila on Thursday.
Yan, who is also vice-chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, conveyed President Hu's congratulations and good wishes to Aquino, saying that it is a steadfast policy of the Chinese government to develop stable and long-term good-neighbourly cooperative relations with the Philippines.
China is willing to make concerted efforts with Philippines' new government to promote friendly exchanges and cooperation in all fields and to deepen strategic cooperative relations between the two countries to benefit the two peoples, Yan said.
Aquino thanked Yan's attendance to his inauguration ceremony and ask her to convey his cordial greetings to President Hu.
China is an important partner of the Philippines, and his government attaches great importance to relations with China, Aquino said, adding the Philippines is willing to work with China to push ahead with the strategic cooperative relations between the two countries.
Yan attended Aquino's presidential inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.