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Red Carpet Welcome for Pres. Duterte in China

| May 17, 2017

Red Carpet Welcome for Pres Duterte in China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was given a red carpet treatment upon his arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on May 13, 2017 for his attendance to the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The President is among the 29 heads of state and government leaders in the two-day forum. President Duterte was invited by People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping to attend the two-day forum. His attendance to the forum aims to foster strong economic ties with China and the rest of the participating countries.

Upon his arrival, the President was given a warm welcome by Beijing government officials including Chinese Counsellor He Rulong and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippine Zhao Jianhua. Also welcoming the President is Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana.

Prior to his arrival in Beijing, President Duterte took time to interact with his partner Honeylet, their daughter Veronica and members of his delegation while onboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR001.

His visit to China came on the heels of his successful participation to the World Economic Forum on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (WEF-ASEAN) 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and a working visit to Hong Kong. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


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