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Duterte meeting with Singapore PM, president ‘very engaging’ – Yasay

/ 07:59 PM December 15, 2016
President Duterte meets w/ Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana (RTVM photos)

President Duterte meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore. RTVM photo

SINGAPORE- Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said on Thursday that President Duterte had a “very engaging meeting” with Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana.

“We had defined areas of our cooperation and this trip was really intended for the President to really get to know our Asian leaders and to relate to them especially so that we will be having our Asean chairmanship next year,” Yasay pointed out.

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He added that “a lot of” areas of mutual cooperation were discussed by the leaders particularly in the fight against terrorism and against illegal drugs.

Also discussed in the meeting between the leaders at the  Istana, according to the foreign affairs secretary, was border security against transnational crimes.

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“These are basic things that we both agreed to pursue,” he said.

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