Philippines' President Duterte set to visit UAE in May

Web Team/Dubai
Filed on March 5, 2017 | Last updated on March 5, 2017 at 01.23 pm
Philippines President Duterte set to visit UAE in May


Here's what we know so far.

The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit the UAE sometime around May. The long anticipated visit to the UAE, was confirmed by Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, Perfecto Yasay Jr.

Yasay who was in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi earlier last week confirmed the presidential visit. He said that the dates are still tentative and are subject to change, adding that the president has yet to confirm a date for this visit.

Details of the purpose of the visit are not yet known, however there is speculation that the president will have bilateral talks with UAE leaders. Duterte is expected to stop by UAE on his way to Moscow, Russia.

The Filipino community has been keeping close tabs on the popular president's visit here. In Dubai alone, numerous supporters of the Philippine leader can be seen clad in their "DU30" t-shirts which have become part of their wardrobe. Some residents have gone out of their way to have the novelty t-shirt custom made.

More updates as they happen can be found here on


- Philippine President Duterte to visit UAE next month

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