The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte accepted the invitation, received from his colleague Vladimir Putin, to visit Russia for a visit. About this Philippine leader said at the airport in Davao city after returning from Peru, where he attended a summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC), reports Update.ph.
Duterte noted that before the trip, he would send to Russia foreign Ministers and defense of the country to ensure that they “discussed with Moscow the agenda”.
Commenting on his meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the summit in the Peruvian capital Lima, the Philippine President said they talked about bilateral economic cooperation.
The leaders held talks on November 19. Duterte they said the wrong policies of Western countries who “are trying to attack small countries and bully them.” Putin, in his turn, congratulated his colleague with the victory in the presidential election that took place on 9 may.
In September Duterte already stated about the intention to conclude the Alliance with Moscow and Beijing. “I’ll open the Philippines to the Russian and the Chinese that they were our business, we will sign trade agreements”, — he stressed.
The APEC summit was held in Peru on 19 and 20 November.