The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte reported that he had received an invitation from Vladimir Putin to visit Russia. About this Philippine leader said late Wednesday night during a brief press conference at the airport in the southern Philippine city of Davao after his return from Lima, where he participated in the APEC summit.
“I welcome the offer of President Putin to visit Russia,” – said the Philippine leader. He noted that prior to his visit will be sent to Russia foreign Ministers and defense of the Philippines so that they preliminarily discussed the agenda of cooperation between Manila and Moscow.
Commenting on his meeting with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Lima, Duterte announced that it was about economic cooperation between the Philippines and Russia. “We discussed ways of strengthening and broadening economic cooperation between the two countries”, – said the head of the Manila administration.
As reported earlier, press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, during the talks the two leaders in Lima the President of Russia noted that Russian companies are ready to intensify work on the Philippine market, explaining that we are talking about such industries as car-building, manufacture of rails and steel. In response to Duterte stressed the possibility of joining in the near future Russian investors in various areas of the Philippine economy.