Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

Pres. Duterte to push global campaign against transnational crimes in Myanmar, Thailand

Pres. Duterte to push global campaign against transnational crimes in Myanmar, Thailand Pres. Duterte to push global campaign against transnational crimes in Myanmar, Thailand
Eleena Tovar | 21 Marcha, 2017, 00:37

"President Duterte, in a handover ceremony following the meeting, turned over a symbolic check representing the Philippines' pledge of USA $300,000 humanitarian assistance for communities in Rakhine State", the DFA said in a statement.

The closed-door meeting between Duterte and Suu Kyi took place at the presidential palace in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, and was later opened for the press when the visiting President made his financial contribution, according to Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN.

Duterte gave his speech mostly in Filipino including some parts in English to make himself clear to Europeans.

"As developing countries with similar historic experiences and facing the same challenges, we can use the synergies of interests as basis for strengthened cooperation", said Duterte during his departure Sunday from the Davao International Airport at around 2:40 p.m.

As it has become known, the Philippines have scheduled main coordinates of development of relations with Russian Federation and are actively discussing cooperation issues with Moscow within agriculture and energy.

Like the Myanmar leaders who were subject of a United Nations probe over human rights concerns on the Rohingya minority, Duterte has ignored the UN's expression of concern over extrajudicial killings in his administration's drug war.

The president says he has not asked police to break the law, but he has also called for millions of addicts to be killed and promised to pardon officers found guilty of murder. Duterte previously claimed Trump had praised his controversial methods of dealing with drug users and dealers, saying it was the "right way". "More people will die".

"I have nothing against them, but you have to stick to where God placed you", he said.

At a forum in January previous year, during the run-up to the presidential election, he said he would push for legislation to allow same-sex marriage. In response, he said he had to "destroy" small-time street peddlers as well as the big-time drug lords.

"Do not impose your culture, or your belief in what would be a government in this planet".

"That can't be applied to us, we're Catholics".