LOOK: Duterte, Putin attend gala dinner in Beijing


Posted at May 14 2017 11:01 PM

BEIJING -- President Rodrigo Duterte was among the leaders who attended the gala dinner of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing Sunday night.

Also in attendance was Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Honeylet Avanceña accompanied Duterte in the gala dinner.

Duterte is in China to attend the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, where at least 28 leaders will discuss China's plan to establish railways and sea routes across Asia, Africa, and Europe. 

On Monday, Duterte will attend the forum's welcoming ceremony and join the Leaders' Roundtable to be chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

He is also set to meet with leaders of China and Mongolia at the sidelines of the forum.

Duterte will speak twice in the leader's roundtable discussions at the Belt and Road Forum on Monday. - with reports from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News