President Duterte to pay another Visit to Japan this Year

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte is scheduled to attend the 25 th International Conference on the Future of Asia in the capital city of Japan this coming May 30 to 31, 2019. The said regional conference which is hosted by Nikkei Daily serves as an avenue for respected political, economic and academic leaders from the Asia-pacific region to freely discuss their points of view with regard to some regional issues and the role of Asia in the world. The event carries the theme, “In search of the new global order — overcoming the chaos.”

 

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Duterte was supposed to attend Nikkei’s 24 th regional conference last year in order to give a formal speech to the audience but the Philippine leader cancelled his talk. This 2019, a diplomatic source has reportedly said that “we sent a letter from (President Rodrigo Duterte) to Nikkei, accepting the invitation” This is going to be the third time that Duterte is set to visit Japan ever since he was elected as President.

 

Duterte first visited Japan in October 2016 and went again in October of 2017 to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the latter’s office in Tokyo. It can be recalled that in January of 2017, Prime Minister Abe also paid a visit to the Philippines particularly at President Duterte’s residence at his home province in Davao. This year, however, it is still not confirmed whether president Duterte will again arrange a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his third visit to Japan.

 

As of the moment, there is no specific time period yet regarding the president’s trip. No fixed date has been set as to when Duterte will speak during the international conference. Reports state that the event organizers are still in the process of plotting the schedule of lectures to be conducted by the different Asian leaders.

 

Reference:

Duterte set to visit Japan again in May

25th International Conference on The Future of Asia

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