Obama expected to meet with Philippines' Duterte on September 6: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 2:12 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, Sept. 6, while he is in Laos for a summit of Pacific Rim leaders, the White House said.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the meeting would take place following a speech by Obama that would touch on the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese)