President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the invitation to visit Palestine from Palestine Ambassador to the Philippines Dato Dr. Anwar Al Agha after the New Year Vin d’Honneur at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on Jan. 11, 2017. Presidential Photo
During the said event, President Duterte said the Philippines is seeking a deeper and more meaningful engagements with the rest of the world. “Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, the Philippines contends with the realities that are our own. We value partners as we seek strengthened existing friendships even as we pursue new ones,” he said during the New Year reception.
Photo below: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim during the New Year Vin d’Honneur. Presidential Photo