Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia
March 16, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano took questions from Ms. Primrose Riordan in her exclusive interview held at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Riordan is a journalist from The Australian, a national print and digital newspaper that has been circulating in the entire Australia since launching in 1964.

The two talked about current events in the Philippines under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, such as the measures being done by the government to address the Marawi City crisis, how the administration is handling Philippine claims in the West Philippine Sea, and the status of the Philippines’ relationship with China under Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In the course of the interview, Ms. Riordan also noted other points discussed by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on trade relations between the Philippines and Australia.

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