Duterte congratulates Trump, looking forward to ‘enhanced PH-US relations’

On Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte in his official visit to Kuala Lumpur, he congratulated United States President-elect Donald Trump as he wishes enhanced Philippines and United States relations.


According to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in his statement, “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to Mr. Donald Trump on his recent electoral victory as President of the United States of America.”

“The United States presidential election is a testament to the enduring traditions of its democratic system and the American way of life. The two-party system gives American voters freedom of choice based on party platforms, not just on personalities,” he said.

“(Duterte) looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines-US relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law,” he said.

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