Duterte bags 3 bilateral deals during Saudi Arabia visit

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to Saudi Arabia has resulted in the ceremonial signing of about three bilateral agreements between the Philippines and the host country.

Photos released by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) showed that Duterte and Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Andulaziz Al Saud had a bilateral meeting at the latter’s private residence in Rawdhat Jhuraim on Tuesday.

The two leaders then witnessed the signing of agreements after the bilateral talks.

The Memorandum of Understandings that had been sealed are the following:

-Political consultations between Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign of Affairs and Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs

-Labor Cooperation for General Workers Recruitment and Employment

-The cooperation program between the Philippine Foreign Service Institute and the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies.

The President is currently on a week-long trip until April 16 for a state visit to three countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar.

He is expected to depart Saudi Arabia on Wednesday after his scheduled meeting with Filipino community in Marriott Hotel in Riyadh.

He will then proceed to Manama, Bahrain from April 12 to 14 to meet King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The final leg of his trip will be in Doha, Qatar, from April 14 to 16, to meet with the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. (SunStar Philippines)
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