Kalayaan Lounge, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
April 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was given a substantive and operations briefing on his upcoming Middle East trips from April 10-17, 2017. The briefing took place at the Kalayaan Lounge of Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

In his first visit to the Middle East as Chief Executive, he is set to journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, and State of Qatar.

The briefing was led by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) composed of Acting Secretary Enrique Manalo, Undersecretary Jesus Yabes from the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Worker Affairs (OUMWA), Assistant Secretary Hjayceelyn Quintana from the Office of Middle East and African Affairs (OMEAA), and other DFA officials.

From the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Undersecretary Ruth Castelo gave the briefing as Head of Business Delegations.

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