The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Philippines to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, according to local reports.
Kerry is the first American official and the most prominent figure to meet with the President since his inauguration on June 30.
On the agenda is the resumption of talks between the Philippines and China on maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.
Kerry’s visit comes days after the Philippines won in a landmark ruling against China over the West Philippine Sea.
Aside from a joint press conference with foreign affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay, the US State Secretary will also be speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocate Camp (SEA Camp) Summit in Sofitel, Pasay City.
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