PHNOM PENH, Dec. 14 (FN) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Cambodia for state visit yesterday evening and will leave for Singapore this late wednesday.

Last night President Duterte met the Filipino community at Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra during this two-day visit, and he is expected to have bilateral talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh where they are expected to discuss issues of mutual concern including defense and security relations and bilateral trade.

In Singapore, he said Duterte will also have bilateral talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Duterte and Lee are expected "to discuss ways to further increase the levels of two-way trade and investments, strengthen defense and security cooperation, including counter-terrorism and war on drugs".

Duterte is also expected to discuss with the two Southeast Asian leaders the Philippines ASEAN chairmanship next year, referring to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Aside from Cambodia, the Philippines and Singapore, ASEAN also groups Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.