MANILA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make an official visit to Thailand on March 20-22, the government said on Thursday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Duterte is scheduled to discuss issues of mutual concern with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, including political, economic, agriculture, energy, education and defense cooperation.
"(Duterte) is expected to share with Thai officials information on various developments in the country, as well as priorities and programs of the Philippines for its ASEAN chairmanship in 2017," the statement read.
It said that Duterte is also expected to meet some 16,000 Filipinos living and working in Thailand.
Bilateral realtions between the Philippines and Thailand will reach 68 years in June.
"The relations have always been strong and vibrant, with exchanges at the highest levels taking place regularly since the establishment of relations in 1949," the statement said.