President Rodrigo Duterte will now not be attending the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia subsequent week amid the continued conflict between authorities troops and the terrorist Maute group in Marawi City.

Nikkei Inc., which is sponsoring the occasion, has expressed remorse that Duterte won’t be able to attend the two-day worldwide convention. “We regret to announce that H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, President of Republic of the Philippines has canceled his appearance at this year’s conference,” it stated in its web site.

Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesman, stated the President will probably be extra fascinated with staying within the nation relatively than be away through the vital operations of the navy to shoo away terrorists in Marawi City.

Malacanang, nonetheless, has but to formally introduced Duterte’s resolution to not attend the annual Nikkei discussion board.

The cancellation of Duterte’s journey to Japan has given rise to the query on whether or not his journey to Russia final week– which was reduce quick by his declaration of martial legislation– will likely be his final abroad journey.

Duterte earlier stated he’ll now not be flying overseas after going to Japan since he’s already “tired.”

According to Nikkei, the convention will collect leaders from all over the world to debate the worldwide out look on Asia’s subsequent transfer on a number of points that hound the area. The organizers posed questions raised on: “How are Asian leaders coping with this uncertainty? How will these tendencies have an effect on coverage? What is the following transfer for Asia?.