The soon to be President Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Indonesia will be the first destination for a state visit if elected as President, this is according to national daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.
“Indonesia is the first country that I will visit.” the tough-talking Mayor Duterte told Java Pos in an interview.
“We see Indonesia as a strategic partner in solving regional problems. I am optimistic that we can work well together with President Jokowi (Widodo),” he added, citing that both countries are facing a crucial problems specially the maritime border security.
“The root of the problem is different. There are gaps in history and ideology, so it’s complicated,” Duterte said.
source: Davao Today