Visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
to the State of Qatar

Doha, Qatar
April 14-16, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues his first journey to the Middle East as he embarks on a visit to the State of Qatar from April 14-16, 2017.

According to data released by the Philippine Embassy in Qatar led by Ambassador Alan L. Timbayan, the Filipino community is the 4th largest foreign group in Qatar, next to Indonesians, Nepalese, and Bangladeshi nationals. Filipinos have greatly contributed to Qatar’s growth, particularly in the fields of construction, oil and gas, hospitality, and health care services.

The President is expected to personally meet the Filipino community on the second day of his trip.

In strengthening existing bilateral relations between the Philippines and Qatar, he is also set to meet with the officials of the Qatari government at the Amiri Diwan (Royal Palace) of Qatar in the capital city of Doha.

This is the last leg of President Duterte’s Middle East trip that includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Activities in Doha, Qatar

Signing Ceremonies

Bilateral Meeting

Official Welcome Ceremony

Meeting with the Filipino Community (Speech)

Meeting with the Filipino Community

Philippines-Qatar Business Forum (Speech)

Philippines-Qatar Business Forum

Arrival in Doha, Qatar