Presidential Palace, Hanoi
September 29, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was welcomed by Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi during his two-day official visit in Vietnam.

The national anthems of both countries were played during the ceremony and the President was invited to inspect the Guards of Honour of the Vietnam’s three services.

After the inspection of troops, President Duterte and President Trần Đại Quang proceeded to introduce each other’s members of delegation. From the Philippines, it included Ambassador Noel Servigon, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr., Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Francis Escudero, Communications Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar and Special Assistant Christopher Lawrence Go.

A tête-à-tête for both leaders followed shortly after the welcome ceremony.

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