Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jin Ping of China have thrown their support behind the administration’s war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte said late Saturday.

16 Nov 2017

The two world leaders assured Duterte of their support backing during bilateral talks on the sidelines of the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held in Danang, Vietnam.

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“They (Putin and Xi) have extended their open support for us in fighting terrorism and [illegal]drugs. It’s easy to talk to them because they’re also suffering from the same drug scourge,” the President said. “I see a very bright future for our relationship. The most productive [bilateral meetings], by the way, was our talk with President Xi Jinping and President Putin.”

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