The Daily Manila Shimbun


Duterte to meet China premier, president in expanded bilateral Monday

May 12, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet China’s top two officials, Premier Li Keqiang and  President Xi Jinping in expanded bilateral meetings after the Belt and Road forum on Monday. The expanded bilateral meeting with Li will be held at 6:15 pm while the meeting with Xi is set at 6:30 pm. Duterte will also meet Mongolia Prime Minister Jargatulygn Erdenebat in a bilateral meeting on Sunday Duterte is scheduled to arrive Saturday evening  from a working visit Hong Kong. He will be given a welcome dinner at the banquet hall of the Great Hall of the People and a cultural gala performance at the Opera House, National Center for Performing Arts. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said an expanded bilateral meeting is attended by the president and a number of cabinet secretaries and officials. A restricted bilateral meeting is between two heads of state plus their foreign ministers or note-takers. DMS