Duterte had a ‘very engaging, animated’ talk with Trump, says Go
President Rodrigo Duterte had an “engaging” conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday night, his special assistant Christopher “Bong” Go confirmed.
Go said Duterte and Trump had a “very engaging and animated phone conversation.”
In a photo shared on Go’s official Facebook account, Duterte was seen sitting on a table reading some papers while talking to Trump.
The two leaders talked over the phone at exactly 10:30 p.m. (Philippine time), Go said. The conversation lasted for seven minutes and 20 seconds.
He said Trump invited Duterte to visit the White House next year while Duterte also invited Trump to attend the 2017 Asean Summit in the Philippines.
After Trump’s win over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November, Duterte said he looked forward to work with the business tycoon.
He also softened his stance, against the US, saying “I don’t want to quarrel anymore” with the US.
Duterte also earlier said that he could get along well with Trump. TVJ
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