Philippines, Myanmar to Boost Ties during President Duterte's Visit
Naypyidaw, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will kick off an official visit to Myanmar on Sunday to strengthen bilateral relations, an issue that he will discuss with his counterpart, Htin Kyaw, and other officials.
According to Philippine Ambassador Alex Chua, the two heads of State will talk about boosting trade and investments.
The agenda also includes talks with State Councilwoman Aung San Suu Kyi and the chief of the Armed Forces, General Min Aung Hlaing.
During the two-day visit, the Philippines and Myanmar will sign a memorandum of understanding to develop agricultural cooperation, including food security, local media reported.
This trip coincides with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of official relations between the two countries, whose festivities started last year and will conclude with future contacts, according to the diplomat.
Duterte will travel to Thailand later with the same objective.
This year, the Philippines holds the presidency of the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN), which also includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, all of which have already been visited by Duterte.
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