‘See you tomorrow,’ Trump tells Duterte during meetup at Apec
(Updated 4:02 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump met for the first time on Saturday during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) event in Vietnam.
“See you tomorrow,” Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go quoted Trump as saying to Duterte upon their meeting, referring to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in the Philippines.
In a televised press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque described the meeting as “warm and cordial.”
“It was a brief meeting. I, myself, was not present in the room but I got the information from Secretary Bong Go, who is the Special Assistant to the President,” Roque told reporters.
“Albeit short, it was very warm and cordial and President Trump reportedly told President Duterte that he will see him tomorrow,” he added.
Trump is expected to arrive in Manila on Sunday for the Asean Summit and Related Summits. /jpv
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