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Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said, in a statement, that Duterte is set to visit countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) slated on September 4 to 9.
His trip, Abella said, will include his visit to the Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos from September 6 to 8.
However, the spokesman did not elaborate on which ASEAN countries Duterte would be visiting.
His Asean tour is Duterte's first trip abroad and the Asean Summit will be the first international summit he will attend as a as President.
When asked earlier, Duterte said that it is not part of his plan to bring up the Hague ruling on the West Philippine Sea dispute in a bid not to endanger chances of bilateral talks with Beijing. AJRSP