20 March 2017

News Story: Rody leaves for Myanmar

Rodrigo Duterte
(Image: Wiki Commons)
By Christina Mendez

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte leaves today for a two-day official visit to Myanmar as part of efforts to strengthen ties between the two countries while the Philippines chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year.

Duterte’s visit to Myanmar, which will be followed by a trip to Thailand this week, will end his regional tour.

Duterte is scheduled to meet Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between Philippines and Myanmar. 

The signing of a memorandum of understanding on food security and agricultural cooperation will highlight the visit.

“President Duterte’s visit to Myanmar is significant in many respects. In particular, the discussion will include talks on improving trade and investment relations,” said Alex Chua, ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Duterte is also scheduled to meet other high-level government officials, including State Counselor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Defense Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

Read the full story at PhilStar