Idol talaga! Duterte wants to meet Vladimir Putin at APEC meet in Peru
According to President Rodrigo Duterte, to boost the ties between Manila and Moscow, he wants a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It will push through. I was the one who asked for it. Earlier tonight, I had a long talk with the ambassador of Russia. I reiterated my desire to meet Putin, bilateral,” Duterte said.
“I won’t ask for anything. I want to be friends with him. I just want to the two countries to be the best of friends. This is an economic world. If there are things we can sell them or export to them, it would be good,” he added.
Recently, President Duterte in an interview with Al Jareeza, he claimed that Putin was his idol, the Russian leader, he compared himself to him.
“He knows that he was not trained for politics. Nor to be a statesman. He acts just like a President. My characterization of Putin is what I would describe myself,” Duterte said.