Pasay City
January 12, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan arrived in Manila via Japan Air Force flight 001 for an official visit to the Philippines on January 12-13, 2017. He was accompanied by his spouse, Madame Akie Abe.

Among the welcoming party who greeted the Japanese Head of Government were Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr., Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea who is also the Minister-in-Attendance, and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa.

The visit of Prime Minister Abe reciprocates President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Working Visit to Japan last October 25-27, 2016.

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