This is the time to raise the arbitral award: Duterte on visit to China

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President Rodrigo Duterte will be visiting China within this month to raise the arbitral award, Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo said during August 6 press briefing.

“This is the time,” Panelo said quoting President Duterte. President Duterte during his first visit to China told Xi that their will be time when he will raise the arbitral award.

Panelo said the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be one on one.

The presidential spokesperson said one of the goals is the 60/40 oil exploration agreement.