President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will pay a State Visit to the Republic of the Philippines from October 17-21, 2019, and visit Japan from October 21-23, 2019 to attend the Enthronement Ceremony of the Emperor of Japan, Naruhito. President is visiting the Philippines at the invitation of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines. The State visit is taking place on the occasion of 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The President will hold restricted and delegation-level talks with President Duterte in Manila and will also participate in business and community events. During his visit to Japan, the President will attend various ceremonies related to the Emperor’s enthronement and also a banquet hosted by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Along with participating in a community event, the President will visit a Buddhist temple and plant a sapling from the sacred Bodhi Tree in Gaya to highlight India and Japan’s historical and cultural linkages based on Buddhism. President’s visit to the two countries reaffirms India’s commitment to strengthen its bilateral ties based on traditional bonds of friendship and mutual understanding.