Duterte arrives in Thailand for 2-day visit


Posted at Mar 21 2017 04:44 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Bangkok, Thailand late Monday evening after he wrapped up the second and final day of his visit in Myanmar.

The president's formal schedule would not begin until late afternoon Tuesday, when Duterte is scheduled to meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha to tackle various fields of mutual interest, including trade and investment, agriculture, education and tourism, among others.

Three key agreements are expected to be signed during this visit. First is an agreement cooperation in the field of science and technology another is a five-year program for tourism cooperation from 2017 to 2022, and an implementing arrangement on specific areas of cooperation between Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development and the Philippine Carabao Center of the Philippine Department of Agriculture. 

On Wednesday, President Duterte will meet the Filipino community at the Navy headquarters in Bangkok. 

The Philippine Embassy in Thailand confirmed that around 1,900 Filipinos will be in attendance.