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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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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About the author: Baroy

 

Baroy loves to travel around the Philippines. He loves gizmos and toys. He is a social media marketing specialist and also a contributor for Cebu and Davao blog.

 

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