Sunday, November 20, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally meets Russian President Vladimir Putin

November 19, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Lima. © Michael Klimentyev / Sputnik

Reuters: Meeting Putin, Philippines' Duterte rails at Western 'hypocrisy'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Western "bullying" and "hypocrisy" during his first meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and said when it came to alliances, the United States could not be trusted.

In talks with Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in Lima, Duterte held nothing back in his views about major powers like the United States, suggesting he is sticking to his guns on re-aligning foreign policy away from Washington, despite his warm words for incoming U.S. president, Donald Trump.

"Historically, I have been identified with the Western world. It was good until it lasted," he told the Russian leader.

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Update #1: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally meets his idol: Vladimir Putin (AP)
Update #2: Philippines Duterte Steps Up Attack on West in Talks With Putin (Bloomberg)
Update #3: Duterte Calls Putin His 'Idol,' Philippine President Slams Western 'Bullying' (International Business Times)

WNU Editor: Russian media is playing up this meeting .... Western nations start wars they are scared to fight themselves – Duterte to Putin at APEC summit (RT)

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Duterte is an earthy, straight shooter.

Western pols are so stuck on decorum and so risk averse, they do not know how to work with Duterte.

Western pols look like foppish nobles of 3 centuries ago.

Of course Duterte would despise them.