Study Room, Malacañan Palace
December 13, 2016
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte held a meeting with Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr., Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo in Malacañan Palace.
The three Cabinet secretaries were set to depart with the President for a four-day state visits in Cambodia and Singapore.
President Duterte is visiting Cambodia and Singapore to reaffirm the country’s relations with close neighbors in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, he aims to discuss ways to further intensify bilateral cooperation and issues of mutual concerns in trade and investments, law enforcement, war against illegal drug trade, protection of Filipino and Cambodian migrant workers, and cultural and tourism cooperation.
Likewise, the Chief Executive aspires to talk with Singaporean leaders to increase the levels of trade and investment, and strengthen defense and security cooperation to address the threats that destabilize national progress such as illegal drugs and terrorism.
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