Prime Minister Apesai Ielemia and First Lady Sikinala Ielimia will arrive tomorrow morning and will be billeted at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Ortigas.
Tuvalu Honorary Consul General-designate Herculano "Joji" Co, also the longtime president of the Philippine Confederation of Grains Associations (Philcongrains), said Prime Minister Ielemia seeks closer bilateral ties with the Philippines and the visit will accord him the chance to explore business opportunities here.
The visiting head of state and his wife will be honored with a dinner at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Gloria Maris Restaurant in Greenhills.
A series of meetings and a tour of Metro Manila are scheduled for the visiting dignitaries on Thursday, June 25. Another dinner will be tendered for him and his wife at the Filipino Restaurant at 7 p.m.
The following morning, another meeting by the Tuvalu Prime Minister with Filipino businessmen has been set at the Ortigas Center.
He will leave for Tuvalu at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, June 26.