17 March 2017

News Story: Philippines' Duterte to visit Myanmar, Thailand next week

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
MANILA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will pay an official visit to Myanmar and Thailand on March 19 to 22, a government spokesman announced on Thursday.

Foreign Assistant Secretary Charles Jose told a news conference at the presidential palace that Duterte will visit Myanmar on March 19 to 20, and Thailand on March 20 to 22.

"These visits are part of (Duterte's) introductory visits to countries in Southeast Asia," Jose said, adding that the two countries are the only remaining countries that Duterte has not visited in the region since he took office in June last year.

In Myanmar, Duterte will hold talks with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and other high level government officials, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, he said.

Read the full story at Xinhua