August 3, 2023
MANILA, Philippines — Former President Rodrigo Duterte visited President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to talk about his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said on Wednesday.
Duterte met with Xi in China in July, prompting calls for him to disclose what they discussed in the meeting.
“They also discussed other issues,” Garafil added, without specifying the issues.
“The former President likewise gave some good pieces of advice to President Marcos.”
Before the meeting, Marcos said Duterte need not get permission to meet with Xi. He hoped, however, that Duterte would disclose what the discussion was about.
“I am sure he will be able to tell us what happened during their conversation and see how that affects us,” Marcos said.