31 May 2017

News Story: Philippine president cancels trip to Japan next month

President Rodrigo Duterte
MANILA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano announced on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to cancel his trip to Japan next month in the wake of the ongoing security crisis in southern Philippines.

Duterte is scheduled to visit Japan from June 5 to 7 to attend an international conference in Tokyo.

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced late Tuesday that Duterte's trip to Japan "will be rescheduled".

"Secretary Cayetano announced that President Duterte will not proceed with his scheduled visit to Japan to address the 23rd Nikkei International Conference on the Future of Asia," the department said in a statement.

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