Duterte in Papua New Guinea for APEC event

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) —  President Rodrigo Duterte is in Papua New Guinea to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Week.

Duterte arrived Friday morning in the country, straight from attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore.

The President will be joining leaders of the 21-member Pacific Rim group's meetings scheduled November 17-18 in Port Moresby.

The APEC Leader's Meeting, chaired by Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O' Neill, brings together the country leaders and officials of the 21 APEC member economies, which account for half of global trade and 60 percent of the world's gross domestic product.

Home to around 40,000 Filipinos and 215 Philippine companies, Papua New Guinea is hosting the APEC summit for the first time.

Among the events the President is expected to attend is a meeting with the Filipino community on Friday.