Published: 2018-09-09 10:18
Last Updated: 2018-09-09 12:33
After a two-day historic visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, arrived back in his country on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Duerte, who arrived to the Philippines a day earlier than was initially scheduled, said in statement upon his arrival that his trip to Jordan was a productive and fruitful one.
President Duterte accompanied by Secretary of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go, at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on Saturday. Duterte arrived Saturday morning instead of Sunday, cutting short his visit to Jordan by a day - CNN Philippines reported.
Upon arrival to Jordan on Thursday, Duterte met with His Majesty King Abdullah II. The two leaders discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations as well as ways of promoting trade and investment between their countries.
His Majesty King Abdullah II received President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, at Al Husseiniya Palace, Amman on September 6, 2018.
After their meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, the two leaders visited the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC), where they attended a “Decisive Reaction” security exercise conducted by the Jordanian Special Forces and toured an exhibition displaying various defence products by the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau.
President Duterte met with the Filipino community in Jordan at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman on Friday, September 7, 2018.
President delivered his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman, which was attended by tens of members of his delegation.
He also met with Jordanian Social Development Minister Hala Lattouf, who was the head of the mission of honour accompanying the VIP guest, which comprised several civil and military officials.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte upon his arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, received by Jordanian Minister of Social Development, Hala Lattouf, on September 5, 2018
Duterte’s visit also included signing several memoranda of understanding, aimed at developing cooperation between Amman and Manila.
Nine Philippines-Jordan Business Agreements Signed, two of which were Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and the rest were The agreements signed include seven Letters of Intent (LOI).
1. LOI of Nafith International: The estimated cost of the project is $50 million.
2. LOI of Universal Labs Ltd: The project aims to explore the potential of establishing a production line for Dead Sea products. The estimated cost of the project is $5 million.
3. LOI of Arabia Cell: The estimated cost of the project is $2.4 million and aims at creating mobile-related services and solutions.
4. LOI of Dinarak: The estimated cost of the project is $2 million and aims at exploring the potential of digital cross-border remittances from Jordan to the Philippines.
5. LOI of Reprogene: The estimated cost of the project is $1 million and aims at exploring genomic testing services in hospitals and medical centers.
6. LOI of Mobile Z Nation: The estimated cost of the project is $200,000 and aims at exploring opportunities related to healthcare and insurance.
7. LOI of Galaxy Organization: The project aims at exploring cooperation in technology, robotics, ICT development, cybercrime, artificial intelligence, green energy, and e-Education.
8. MOU between Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC)
9. MOU between the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI)