The President of the United States Donald trump invited the President of the Philippines Rodrigo duterte in the White house, reports Reuters.
On Saturday, April 29, the two leaders held a telephone conversation, during which, in particular, addressed the problems around North Korea.
When it is supposed to be meeting trump and Duterte in Washington, the White house has not announced, but said that trump looks forward to visiting Philippines in November as part of the two summits with other Asian countries.
Earlier Duterte, speaking in Doha before the representatives of the Filipino Diaspora in Qatar, said he considers trump “a realist and a pragmatic thinker.” Also Duterte remembered his call to the head of USA after the victory in the election race. Then trump wished the leader of the Philippines, good luck in the fight against drug trafficking.
The President of the Philippines is known for the sharp statements to the USA and predecessor trump, Barack Obama. In particular, he called the American leader “son of a whore” and said that “it’s time to say goodbye to the United States.” Later, however, Duterte said that Manila could not sever diplomatic ties with Washington.