President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to embark on a three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea on June 3–5, 2018 to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation between the Philippines and South Korea.

During his official visit, the Chief Executive is scheduled to hold a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in where they are expected to discuss furthering bilateral trade, defense and security cooperation, investments in infrastructure, information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism.

President Duterte will also meet and greet with the Filipinos working in South Korea and encourage the business community to expand commerce between the two countries.  He is also set to lead the launching of a Filipino product in one of the biggest supermarket chains in South Korea.

This is the first official visit of President Duterte to the Republic of Korea.  He is also said to be the first Head of State from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to visit South Korea since President Moon Jae-in took office last year.

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Activities in Seoul, South Korea

Launching of Philippine Food Festival at E-Mart

Dinner hosted by Pres. Moon Jae-in

Joint Press Statement

Witness Signing of Agreements

Bilateral Meeting with Pres. Moon Jae-in

Arrival at the Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House)

Wreathlaying at the National Cemetery

Meet and Greet with the Filipino Community in South Korea

Meeting with the Filipino Community in South Korea

Meeting with the Filipino Community in South Korea (Speech)

Arrival in South Korea

Sidelights of Activities in Seoul, South Korea

MOU Signing between DA and MAFRA

Statement of Sec. Martin Andanar during the MOU Signing

MOU Signing between PCOO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Interview with H.E. Raul S. Hernandez

Interview with Professor Joeffrey Maddatu Calimag, Ph.D., SCPM

Interview with Pastor Ariel Bernardo

Nami Island

Interview with Professor Nomar Waminal, Ph.D.

Interview wit Ms. Marilyn Manalaysay

Interview with Ms. Cherish Maningat

Namsam Seoul Tower

Philippine Embassy

Seoul City Hall