The foreign Ministry called the possible visit to Moscow Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte

In Moscow expect that the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte will visit Russia closer to the summer. About it to Agency “Interfax” reported Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov.

“The President of Duterte have an invitation to visit Russia this year. I hope it will be implemented in the warm time of the year,” — said the diplomat.

In early December of last year came to Moscow the Minister for foreign Affairs of the Philippines Perfecto of Yasai, who held talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Then the Yasai noted that Duterte may visit Moscow in the spring of 2017.

28 November 2016, the President of the Philippines has complained of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the Russian cold: “President Putin during our meeting said, “we are Waiting for You in Russia.” To which I replied: “thank you very much, Mr. President, but I can’t right now because I can’t stand the cold.” If I were in Russia now, he would have died on the spot, probably,” — told then the Philippine leader.

Putin and Duterte held talks on November 19. The Philippine leader has condemned the policy of Western countries who “are trying to attack small countries and bully them.”