Duterte to attend Brunei Sultan’s golden jubilee celebration
President Rodrigo Duterte will fly to Brunei Darussalam on Thursday night upon the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
Duterte will attend the Brunei Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam. He will leave around 6:30 pm from the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.
He will meet with the Sultan and join him in a dinner on Friday.
The President will return to Davao at 11:45 pm on Friday and is expected to arrive before dawn Saturday in his hometown city.
Duterte went to Brunei on a three-day state visit in October 2016 where he held bilateral talks with Sultan Bolkiah to further bolster ties with the sultanate.
The chief executive also met with the 23,000-strong Filipino community the last time he was there.
In April, Duterte hosted a state visit for Sultan Bolkiah. The two leaders held bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders’ meeting. /idl
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