News Release

From the Department of Foreign Affairs – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to undertake working visit to Japan

25 October 2017 – To further enhance the strong bilateral relations between the Philippines and Japan, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will undertake a working visit to Japan on 29-31 October 2017.

The President will discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe matters of mutual interest to both countries. He is also scheduled to meet other high-ranking Japanese government officials and influential captains of industry.

Aside from bilateral issues in the economic, industrial, social and security arena, discussions are also expected to include regional developments, including peace and stability in the region, particularly in the Korean Peninsula. Both sides are also expected to engage in dialogue relative to the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN and preparations for the Prime Minister’s own return visit to the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila this November.