In the recent meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimur Putin in Lima, Peru, for the APEC Forum, Duterte said to Putin that the Philippines had been longing to be a part of Europe.
Duterte said to Putin:
“I have been looking for this moment to meet you, Mr. President, not only because you represent a great country but [because of your leadership] too.”
“And we’ve been longing to be part also of — despite the distance — we have been longing to be part of Europe, especially in commerce and trade around the world.”
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