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Duterte now in Papua New Guinea for APEC meet

/ 09:36 AM November 16, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is now in Papua New Guinea to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week.

The President’s  plane landed at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea which is hosting the November 17-18 meet. The President went straight to Papua New Guinea from Singapore where he attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit.

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Malacañang earlier said that no specific bilateral meeting has been set yet for the President during the gathering, however, the Palace said he will meet with the Filipino community in Papua New Guinea on Friday night.

Papua New Guinea is home to over 40,000 Filipinos and over 200 Philippine companies, Malacañang earlier noted.

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During the summit, the Palace said the President will push for a multilateral trading system and uphold the role of APEC as the forum for addressing issues, leveraging on the region’s economic growth and pursuing open markets. /muf

Arrival in Jacksons International Airport

Straight from his successful participation in the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits in Singapore, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby for his attendance to the two-day plenary of the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Papua New Guinea from November 17-18, 2018.President Duterte is the first Philippine Chief Executive to visit Papua New Guinea. He is set to meet with about a thousand members of the Filipino community in a gathering to be held in the afternoon.#DutertePNG2018#PartnerForChange#ComfortableLifeForAll

Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Thursday, November 15, 2018

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