27 April 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the state visits of Sultan of Brunei and the President of Indonesia
The state visit of His Majesty Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei scheduled on April 27 and the state visit of Indonesian President Widodo scheduled on April 28 are excellent opportunities for the Philippines to further strengthen bilateral relations with our ASEAN neighbors.

President Duterte will separately discuss with Sultan Bolkiah and President Widodo issues of common concern, such as security of our sea lanes, cross-border traffic and patrol, and economic cooperation.

The President can also be expected to discuss the situation of Filipino workers in these countries, including the case of Mary Jane Veloso.