Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Israel on Sunday evening for a four-day visit to the Jewish state.
In the first such visit by a Philippine president, Duterte is expected to meet with Israeli senior officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, to boost diplomatic ties between the two countries and tour a weapons exhibition.
Later on Sunday, he will attend an event with the Filipino community in Israel, including some 76,000 Filipino foreign workers.
His visit is expected to include the signing of a bilateral agreement to improve the conditions of Filipino workers in Israel.
Duterte will also visit Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial museum, and lay wreath at a monument in Rishon Letzion, 8 km south of Tel Aviv, in commemoration of the Philippines' efforts to save the Jews during the Holocaust.