Mustafa AY – TDO – 03.09.2018 On Sunday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flied to Israel’s capital Tel Aviv for official visit, which will last for 4 days. Duterte will have bilateral talks on the matter of political, economic and military cooperation with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Before moving to bilateral talks, President Duterte is expected to visit ‘Yad Vashem’ holocaust memorial to commemorate Jewish victims of WWII.

On the main agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte, as previously said, bilateral talks aimed at reinforcing collaboration in the realm of politics, economy and military take place. Israeli PM Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman will negotiate with Philippine leader for prospective high-tech arms deal. Moreover, that Tel Aviv administration tries to persuade Duterte to grant licence for oil exploration and digging works to Israeli ‘Ratio Petroleum Co.’.