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President Duterte set to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan

Duterte to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan
The trip in early September will be 'the first to be made by a Philippine President to Jordan,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs.

MANILA, Philippines – A meeting with King Abdullah II is one of the highlights of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Jordan in early September.

The official visit is set to take place on September 5 to 8, right after Duterte's trip to Israel, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Wednesday, August 29.

"The President will hold talks with King Abdullah II on broadening cooperation in key areas to advance shared aspirations for greater peace, progress and prosperity," the DFA said.

The DFA said Duterte will be the first Philippine president to visit Jordan.

King Abdullah II, as monarch of the Kingdom of Jordan, is regarded as the custodian of holy sites in Jerusalem, a city sacred to Islam, Christian, and Jewish faiths. An influential Muslim leader, the King has championed efforts to resolve conflicts between Israel and Palestine.

He is married to Queen Rania, another influential royal. It remains to be seen if Duterte will also meet the Queen.

In Jordan, Duterte is also expected to meet businessmen and business groups. As is the custom of Philippine presidents, he will also attend a gathering of Filipinos based in Jordan.

Jordan hosts an estimated 26,000 to 28,000 Filipino workers, based on figures from the Philippine embassy there. – Rappler.com

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