Witness How Special Pres. Duterte Is Upon Arriving in Saudi Arabia Received Warmly by HRM King Salman


President Rody Duterte of the Philippines received the highest honors and most warm welcome by no less than the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque HRM King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The Philippine President visited the private residence of the Saudi King, a rare treat among world leaders.


Pres. Rody Duterte was accorded with full military honors and welcomed by the members of the Saudi Royal Family led by HRM King Salman as he opened his home, the Royal Residence of the Saudi King in Rawdhat Khuraim.

Watch How Special Pres. Duterte During His Visit to Saudi Arabia:


According to Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella the special honors given to Pres. Duterte is a sign of admiration on President Rody Duterte's decisiveness as the chief executive of the Republic of the Philippines.

Pres. Duterte and King Salman also held a bilateral meeting after the rare visit of a country's leader to the King's residence. Duterte's Cabinet and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano represented the Philippines during the bilateral meeting with the leaders of the Saudi Royal Family.


King Salman and Pres. Duterte also witnessed the signing of agreements for regular consultations between their countries' foreign ministries and for the protection of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is host to the largest concentration of OFWs with an estimated number of more than 1.1 million documented Filipinos.

Secretary Abella also revealed that undocumented OFW's covered by a Saudi Amnesty, the Philippine government would shoulder the cost of their repatriation and would charter a plane to take them home. After Saudi Arabia, Pres. Duterte will visit Manama, Bahrain and Doha in Qatar.

Source: InterAksyon / Facebook / Presidential Communications


Witness How Special Pres. Duterte Is Upon Arriving in Saudi Arabia Received Warmly by HRM King Salman Witness How Special Pres. Duterte Is Upon Arriving in Saudi Arabia Received Warmly by HRM King Salman Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 4/13/2017 Rating: 5

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