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Spotted: Canada's prime minister orders chicken, rice at Filipino fast-food resto

Government official is in town for the 31st Asean summit

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Prime ministers, presidents and other high-ranking government leaders usually dine in formal state banquets when they jet off to a foreign country.

But not Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Canadian leader created quite a stir in the Philippines’ capital when he showed up at a fast-food place, where a typical meal costs about Dh15 to Dh25.

Trudeau has just arrived from his long trip to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila.  On his way to the venue on Sunday, he made a quick stopover at a popular fast-food outlet in North Harbour.


He ordered a piece of chicken with rice and a strawberry tea float. The prime minister also found some time to sit down and talk with the surprised diners.


And, before stepping out of the restaurant, Trudeau posed for selfies with the customers and staff.


“Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delighted the customers and store team… when he made a stopover Sunday afternoon on his first day in Manila,” the restaurant said on its social media post.


He hopped from one table to another to say hello to everyone and exchange high-fives to the little ones.


The post has gone viral, attracting more than 11,000 likes and shared more than 3,500 times as of 4pm, Monday.

In one of the images, Trudeau was seen all smiles after exiting the restaurant, carrying a small takeaway bag of chicken meal.