Security of sea lanes, and cross-border site visitors and patrol will probably be on high of President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda when he meets with Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei Thursday (April 27) and with Indonesian President Joko Widodo Friday (April 28), Malacañang stated.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated Duterte will even discuss financial cooperation with the 2 heads of state, and “can also be expected to discuss the situation of Filipino workers in these countries,” such because the plight of death row inmate Mary Jane Veloso in Jakarta.
Duterte will meet with Bolkiah and Widodo individually, he added.
Bolkiah and Widodo will probably be making their state visits to the Philippines this week and attend the 30th ASEAN Summit on Saturday (April 29).
Abella described the state visits of the 2 leaders “as excellent opportunities for the Philippines to further strengthen bilateral relations with our ASEAN neighbors.”