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Riyadh waiting for Duterte to arrive

By: - Correspondent / @inqmindanao
/ 06:26 AM April 10, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses troops during change-of-command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Communist rebels warned President Duterte on Wednesday that they may be forced to end their months long cease-fire and resume fighting if he does not suspend the government's counterinsurgency program and withdraw troops from rebel-influenced areas. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

President Rodrigo Duterte. AP FILE

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Rodrigo Duterte will be flying in Monday for the first leg of his three-country Middle East official visit.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will welcome Duterte in an official ceremony on Tuesday at the latter’s private residence, Malacañang said.

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A bilateral meeting between the two leaders is set to take place, during which, they are expected to sign some agreements.

The specifics of the agreements have not been disclosed.

Duterte will also meet with the Filipino community here before flying to Bahrain and, eventually, Qatar. CBB

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