President Duterte arrived in Hong Kong for Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan. The president is set to meet the Filipino community in the special administrative region of China. (Photo Courtesy: Presidential Communications)
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong on Thursday.
He arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport at 11:34 pm on Tuesday night following his participation at the Boao Forum in Asia 2018 in Hainan Province, China.
In his pre-departure speech on Monday, Duterte said he would report to OFWs in Hong Kong the developments that happened in the country in the previous months.
He also wishes to listen to their concerns and aspirations. He also would like to express his unrelenting support to our countrymen living and working in the Chinese territory.
Meanwhile, in a press briefing on Wednesday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano reported on the progress of the president’s bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Among the agreements signed between the Philippines and China were a loan agreement for the Chico River Pump Irrigation project, a memorandum of understanding on employment of Filipino English teachers in China, and an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the two countries.