On the invitation of Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., H.E. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan, will undertake an Official Visit to the Philippines from 9 to 11 February 2019.
Foreign Minister Kono will meet with Secretary Locsin on 10 February 2019 in Davao to hold bilateral discussions on areas of mutual interest, including political, economic, and people-to-people engagement, especially Japan’s support for infrastructure development and for Mindanao in the wake of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
While in Davao, Foreign Minister Kono is scheduled to call on President Duterte and meet with other Cabinet officials.
Foreign Minister Kono will also grace the inauguration ceremony of the Japanese Consulate General in Davao.
The visit of Foreign Minister Kono is a testament to the strengthened strategic partnership between the Philippines and Japan, and an affirmation of our longstanding bilateral friendship. DFA