Rody to meet Mahathir

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAST IRHAM

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad after watching the fight of Sen. Manny Pacquiao against Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, July 15.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the insurgency problem and terror threats will be discussed during the meeting.

Roque said the President had a phone conversation with the newly-elected Malaysian prime minister before Monday’s Cabinet meeting in Malacañang.

“He wants to talk about insurgency and IS (Islamic State). We will be there (in Malaysia on) July 16. After the boxing bout, will talk with Mahathir,” Roque quoted the President as saying during the Cabinet meeting.

The President’s visit will be a private trip and the President will probably stay three days at most although there are no final plans yet, Roque said.