BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that managing differences in the South China Sea issue through dialogue and consultation is an important foundation for the healthy and stable growth of China-Philippines relations.

Liu made the comments to reporters at the Great Hall of the People where Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held talks.

He also said China would restore Philippine agricultural exports to China and that Beijing would provide financing support for Philippine infrastructure.