Duterte told about the phone call to XI Jinping at the request of trump

Rodrigo Duterte

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte spoke about his call to the leader of China, XI Jinping, at the request of the American leader is Donald trump. Details leads Reuters.

According to Duterte, his conversation with si took place on Wednesday, may 3. He tried to persuade his Chinese counterpart to work harder to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula. As explained by the Philippine President, he was asked about the call personally trump. “So I called President XI Jinping and told him: “I am calling on the instructions of the President of the United States”,” — said Duterte. “We in ASEAN can all agree that you may have something to do with the Korean problem, and even trump with us in solidarity””.

The conversation lasted about 26 minutes. According to the Philippine President, if the American leader asked him to talk about the details of the conversation, he will gladly do it.

On Saturday, April 29, trump and Duterte held a telephone conversation, during which, in particular, addressed the problems around North Korea. The American President invites Philippine counterpart to visit Washington. 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.