Prime Minister’s Office, Tokyo, Japan
May 31, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the members of the Philippine delegation in a welcome ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo, Japan.

The two leaders inspected the Self-Defense Forces Honor Guards before proceeding to the Summit Meeting that aims to further strengthen the strategic partnership between their two countries.

According to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of Asia and Pacific Affairs (ASPAC) Assistant Secretary Meynardo Montealegre, the said engagement served as the 7th meeting between the two leaders after convening at the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held in Singapore in November 2018.

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