TOKYO – Inaabangan na ngayon si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa Japan para sa kanyang pagdalo sa 25th Nikkei Forum.
Bandang alas-4:00 ng hapon oras sa Pilipinas bibiyahe si Pangulong Duterte at inaasahang alas-9:00 ng gabi oras sa Japan darating siya kasama ang delegasyon.
Ang Nikkei Forum ay inorganisa ng Japan kung saan taunang nagpupulong ang mga iba’t ibang lider at business groups sa Asya para talakayin ang direksyon ng rehiyon.
Kabilang sa sasalubong kina Pangulong Duterte sina Eduardo MeÃ±ez, ang Deputy Chief of Mission at Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Philippines to Japan.
Sa panig naman ng Japanese government, kasama sa receiving party sina Ms. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Koji Haneda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Philippines, Mrs. Ihoko Haneda, Spouse of Ambassador Haneda, Mr. Kiminori Iwama, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Mr. Shingo Miyamoto, Director, Second Southeast Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kasama sa 16 na official delegation ni Pangulong Duterte sina Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Department of Foreign Affairs; Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Department of Finance; Secretary Emmanuel PiÃ±ol, Department of Agriculture; Secretary Mark Villar, Department of Public Works and Highways; Secretary Karlo Nograles, Secretary to the Cabinet; Secretary Ramon Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry; Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Department of Tourism; Secretary Arthur Tugade, Department of Transportation; Secretary Fortunato Dela PeÃ±a, Department of Science and Technology; Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Department of Energy; Secretary Eliseo Rio, Jr., Department of Information and Communications Technology; Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority; Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar, Presidential Communications Operations Office; Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., National Security Adviser and Director-General of the National Security Council; Secretary Salvador Panelo, Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel; at Mr. Carlito Galvez, Jr., Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity.
Ilan sa mga delegasyon ay nauna ng dumating sa Japan kahapon.