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Philippines President Duterte accepts Modi's invite

14 November 2017, 02:27 | Erica Roy

Philippine Protesters Burn Giant Paper Effigy of Trump in Manila REUTERS Erik De Castro

Protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump who is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and related meetings in Manila Philippines

Questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have followed President Donald Trump to Asia.

"The Prime Minister took the opportunity to invite President Duterte for the (2018) commemorative summit that will be held next year which President Duterte gladly accepted, as have other ASEAN leaders", she added.

Trump also said his trip had resulted in at least US$300 billion, possibly triple that figure, of deals being agreed.

"The conversation focused on ISIS (Islamic State), illegal drugs, and trade".

But a spokesperson for the Philippine leader says the topic did not come up during their discussions.

"Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula", Pyongyang's foreign ministry said in a statement.

President Donald Trump is wrapping up his extensive trip to Asia with an worldwide summit and one-on-one meetings with global partners, including his Philippine host who is overseeing a bloody drug war. But, the White House admitted, there was only a brief reference to human rights during the closed-door talks. At the opening ceremony in Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, said that the two days of meetings presented an excellent opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion on matters of regional and global importance.


In Manila for the Asean conference, Trump looked to strengthen ties with Pacific Rim allies, aiming to strike one-on-one trade deals rather than multinational trade agreements, and increase pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.

The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit.

"Whoa, whoa", Duterte said, according to a report from the White House press pool.

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said that he shared a "great relationship" with the Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte.

"In my view", he told The Times, "President Trump has been fueling North Korean crisis by conducting fierce verbal attacks against North Korea's Kim Jong-un intentionally".

Mr. Duterte's actions have alarmed human rights advocates, who say as many as 9,000 people have been killed in the crackdown on drug trafficking. Mr. Trump told reporters that he and Mr. Duterte have "had a great relationship".



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