Duterte to visit Russia for the 2nd time

Duterte to visit Russia for the 2nd time




In a historic moment the Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will visit Moscow for the second time next month upon the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Presidential spokesperson Atty. Salvador Panelo confirmed the said invitation and that the Chief Executive has accepted such invitation for the second time.

Ang sabi niya ay inimbitahan siya ni Russian President at tinanggap na niya (He said he was invited by the Russian President and he accepted),” Panelo said. 
President Duterte meeting President Putin for the first time in 2017.


Even at he start of his term the President in many of his public speeches did not hide his admiration for the Russian President to which he describes “his favorite hero”
The planned trip is tentatively scheduled in October
Bilateral ties between two countries are expected to further imrove in this second visit of the president.

“When you visit a country other than yours, it means you are trying to improve the relations, right? It could mean further improved relations between the two countries,” Panelo said in a media interview.
Earlier, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. said the President will go to Russia to “make up for his first state visit that was aborted within half a day of arriving by the fall of Marawi to jihadis including foreign fighters.”
It was in May 2017. The President cut short his first state visit to Russia after Maute terrorists attacked Marawi City, six days after he declared martial Law in Mindanao.




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