Abe, Duterte to discuss maritime cooperation, infrastructure development

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with his wife Akie Abe is scheduled to undertake a two-day Official Visit to the Philippines from January 12 to 13, 2017, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The visit highlights the close and deep relations between the Philippines and Japan.

During the visit, President Duterte and Prime Minister Abe are expected to discuss maritime cooperation, counter terrorism cooperation, development projects, drug rehabilitation projects, and infrastructure development.

The Japanese leader will be visiting Manila and Davao City. “Prime Minister Abe is the very first head of government to officially visit the Philippines this year and will be the highest ranking official to ever visit Davao, which is home to a large Japanese community,” the DFA said.