5 new envoys, including Chinese, present credentials | Global News

5 new envoys, including Chinese, present credentials

/ 05:10 AM December 05, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes China’s newly-appointed ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian, in Malacanñang on Wednesday, Dec. 4. 2019. (Screenshot from RTVM Facebook)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday received five new ambassadors to the country, including the new ambassador of China, in Malacañang.

New Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, who replaced Zhao Jianhua, presented his credentials only hours after arriving in the country.

The other envoys were Denmark Ambassador Grete Sillasen, Sri Lanka Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera, Greece Ambassador Antonis Alexandridis, Myanmar Ambassador U Lwin Oo, and South African Ambassador Bartinah Ntombizodwa Radebe-Netshitenzhe. —Leila B. Salaverria

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