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Philippine President Duterte Starts Russia Visit, Will Address Valdai Club Plenary

Oct. 1, 2019 (EIRNS)—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began an official visit to Russia today that will last from Oct. 1-5, and according to Philippine Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Amelita Aquino, Duterte will address the 16th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club on Oct. 3 at the plenary session. The Valdai Discussion Club’s Annual meeting takes place this year on Sept. 30-Oct. 3.

President Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Oct. 4 to sign several cooperation agreements, and then he will speak before students of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations on Oct. 5, Aquino told today’s Philippines Daily Inquirer. Duterte will also attend a Philippines-Russia Business Forum to promote the trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, she said.

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