President Duterte off to China accompanied by some businessmen

According to business and diplomatic sources, President Duterte will visit China on October 19 to 21, he will be joining by some businessmen.

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The purpose of Duterte’s working visit is to reboot the relations with China and also territorial issues in the West Philippine Sea. Duterte wants to strengthen the commercial ties between the two countries.

There will be more than 20 businessmen joining Duterte during the working visit to Beijing. Business groups had been invited to submit names of individuals to join the delegation.

According to one source, President Duterte meets the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

During the visit, President is expected to seek China’s cooperation in his fight against illegal drugs.

Duterte also said he will be turning to China for trade and economic assistance, and infrastructure development.

Source: GMA news

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