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Saturday, April 08, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S VISIT TO SAUDI ARABIA

The president is scheduled to embark on a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar from April 10 to 16.

The president is scheduled to embark on a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar from April 10 to 16.  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday, April 7, said President Duterte’s week-long state visit to three countries in the Middle East during the Holy Week will seek for the improvement of the      Hjayceelyn Quintana, assistant secretary of the Office of Middle East and African Affairs, said Duterte will meet with the leaders, as well the OFWs during his state visit to three countries from April 10 to 16.     Duterte will be in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on April 10 to 12 to meet with His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He will also be in Manama, Bahrain on April 12 to 14 to meet with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  The President will then proceed to Doha, Qatar on April 14 to 16 to meet with the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.  “The President’s trip to the Middle East aims to strengthen efforts for the protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare of the Filipinos working in those countries,” Quintana said in a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang on Friday.     According to DFA data, there are roughly 1,067,433 Filipinos working in those three countries as the Middle East remains to be a top destination of choice of OFWs in 2015.  According to Quintana, part of Duterte’s agenda is to invite investors to the Philippines and usher in progress in the country and to forge stronger partnerships by elevating political and economic cooperation with these countries.           “He will discuss with these leaders matters relevant to the welfare and dignity of the Filipinos living in their countries as well as explore avenues for economic and political cooperation,” she said.  Meanwhile, Quintana explained that the trip was scheduled during the Holy Week because it was the only date that was “mutually convenient for both parties.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday, April 7, said President Duterte’s week-long state visit to three countries in the Middle East during the Holy Week will seek for the improvement of the welfare of the OFWs.

Hjayceelyn Quintana, assistant secretary of the Office of Middle East and African Affairs, said Duterte will meet with the leaders, as well the OFWs during his state visit to three countries from April 10 to 16.

Duterte will be in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on April 10 to 12 to meet with His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He will also be in Manama, Bahrain on April 12 to 14 to meet with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The President will then proceed to Doha, Qatar on April 14 to 16 to meet with the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
“The President’s trip to the Middle East aims to strengthen efforts for the protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare of the Filipinos working in those countries,” Quintana said in a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang on Friday.
According to DFA data, there are roughly 1,067,433 Filipinos working in those three countries as the Middle East remains to be a top destination of choice of OFWs in 2015.
According to Quintana, part of Duterte’s agenda is to invite investors to the Philippines and usher in progress in the country and to forge stronger partnerships by elevating political and economic cooperation with these countries.


“He will discuss with these leaders matters relevant to the welfare and dignity of the Filipinos living in their countries as well as explore avenues for economic and political cooperation,” she said.
Meanwhile, Quintana explained that the trip was scheduled during the Holy Week because it was the only date that was “mutually convenient for both parties.”

Source: Manila Bulletin

Registered Filipino Community Groupsin Saudi Arabia for the Visit of President Duterte in Riyadh on April 2017
The president is scheduled to embark on a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar from April 10 to 16.  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday, April 7, said President Duterte’s week-long state visit to three countries in the Middle East during the Holy Week will seek for the improvement of the      Hjayceelyn Quintana, assistant secretary of the Office of Middle East and African Affairs, said Duterte will meet with the leaders, as well the OFWs during his state visit to three countries from April 10 to 16.     Duterte will be in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on April 10 to 12 to meet with His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He will also be in Manama, Bahrain on April 12 to 14 to meet with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  The President will then proceed to Doha, Qatar on April 14 to 16 to meet with the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.  “The President’s trip to the Middle East aims to strengthen efforts for the protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare of the Filipinos working in those countries,” Quintana said in a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang on Friday.     According to DFA data, there are roughly 1,067,433 Filipinos working in those three countries as the Middle East remains to be a top destination of choice of OFWs in 2015.  According to Quintana, part of Duterte’s agenda is to invite investors to the Philippines and usher in progress in the country and to forge stronger partnerships by elevating political and economic cooperation with these countries.           “He will discuss with these leaders matters relevant to the welfare and dignity of the Filipinos living in their countries as well as explore avenues for economic and political cooperation,” she said.  Meanwhile, Quintana explained that the trip was scheduled during the Holy Week because it was the only date that was “mutually convenient for both parties.”


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