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Mahathir, Duterte discuss boosting bilateral trade in Manila meeting

Published on 7 Mar 2019 7:19:42 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was given a state welcome at Malacanang Palace in Manila on Thursday, the first such reception given to a foreign head of government by the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Later at a joint press conference, Dr Mahathir said the Malaysian and Philippine governments will be encouraging their private sectors to explore new opportunities of joint ventures and investments.