Duterte’s visit to Russia fruitful — Bong Go
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit to Russia has been “fruitful” as it strengthened the security relations between Philippines and Russia, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said on Sunday.
Go said that the campaign of the Duterte administration against terrorism in the country received praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin and other officials.
“Naging maayos naman ang pagbisita ng Pangulo (The President’s visit went well),” Go said in an interview.
“Alam niyo naman tuluy-tuloy ang terorismo sa ating bansa. Very much willing na tumulong ang Russia (You know that terrorism is still ongoing in the country. Russia is very much willing to help us counter it),” Go added.
According to Go, Russia is in “full support” with the country’s fight against terrorism.
Apart from this, Go expressed hope that the President’s visit would generate jobs for the Philippines.
This after Philippine and Russian companies signed business agreements worth US$12.6 million, ranging from business cooperation, agricultural exports, electric power and importation.
“Umaasa po kami na maraming business opportunities ang maiuwi ng Pangulo para sa mas maraming trabaho para sa mga Pilipino sa bansa,” Go said.
(We are looking forwards to the many business opportunities that the President will be bringing home to the country in order for Filipinos to have jobs.)
Duterte is expected to arrive in the Philippines on Sunday past noon. /je
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