Duterte-Mahathir to talk on security

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FILE PHOTO: Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the 120th Philippine Independence day celebration at the Emilio Aguinaldo shrine in Kawit, Cavite Philippines June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

MANILA (Xinhua) –Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will take advantage of his trip to Kuala Lumpur to watch, on July 16, the boxing match between Filipino boxer-turned-senator Emmanuel Pacquiao with Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse by holding a personal meeting with newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad. Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque said they will talk on “insurgency and IS (Islamic State)”. Roque said the exact dates of Duterte’s “private” trip to Malaysia are still being finalized.

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