Published: 2018-09-03 12:49
Last Updated: 2018-09-03 13:13
In an exceptional visit from the Philippines' leader, President Rodrigo Duterte will be the first Filipino President to visit Jordan.
According to the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Duterte will arrive in Jordan on Thursday, September 6, 2018, accompanied by a delegation of around 400, and will include Army officers, politicians, ministers, official personnel and businessmen of different sectors; who will be exploring investment opportunities in Jordan.
Accompanying the president are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez as well as Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go along with Senator Richard Gordon and Philippine Coastguard Commandant Elson Hermogino.
A home to nearly 45,000 Filipinos, Jordan is expecting President Duterte from September 6 to September 8, 2018.
"With more than two million Filipinos working in that [Middle East] region, I intend to emphasize the great importance that the Philippines attaches to maintaining peace and stability in the region," Duterte said.
During Duterte visit to Jordan, the Justice Secretary of Philippine, Menardo Guevarra, is to be the government's officer-in-charge.