- Philippines has been longing to be part of Europe, Duterte said to Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Mr. Duterte threw punching statements to West countries which have been wearing the cloth of “hypocrisy” by meddling in the affairs of other countries while advancing their own interests
- The Philippine President told Putin about the tactics of America just to make other countries to be their puppets
“Our country has been longing to be part of Europe.”
President uttered this statement to Russian President Vladimir Putin when they had a bilateral talk on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders Meeting held last Saturday, Nov. 20 in Peru.
“I have been looking for this moment to meet you personally, Mr. President, not only because you represent a great country but also of your good leadership as well,” he said in his opening statement.
President Duterte, who has been in discord with the European Union for its uncalled remarks over his wage-war against illegal drugs, has now set his eyes on having the Philippines become a part of Europe country “particularly in commerce and trade around the world.”
While having all-praises to Russian leader, Mr. Duterte, however, has again threw punching statements to West countries which, according to him, have been wearing the cloth of “hypocrisy” by meddling in the affairs of other countries while advancing their own interests.
Pinpointing directly to US, Pres. Duterte mentioned the litany of wrongs made by US and the other countries. “They want to seem to start a war like in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, but are afraid to go to war,” Duterte added as disclosed by a report of Inquirer news.
More so, Mr. Duterte told Putin about the tactics of America just to make other countries to be their puppets. “They insist, if you are allied with them that they follow you. They go to the Korean war, nothing happened,” he added.
For his part, Putin expressed his optimism of fruitful ties between Russia and the Philippines after his meeting with Pres. Duterte.
The Russian leader acknowledged the efforts of Pres. Duterte for initiating the groundwork for stronger ties with Russia.
“In just a short period of time, you have been able to do a lot of efforts of reaching us in order to develop an all-round partnerships between our countries and to promote greater trust and confidence between us,” Putin said.